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North Central State College has received approval to confer a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) as a completion degree for students who have completed their Associate Degree in Registered Nursing.
Approval for the completion program was granted to allow NC State to continue working closely with area healthcare providers to meet the critical need for nurses, and the advanced training required for career advancement.
Dorey Diab, President of NC State has been eager to share this news and begin serving our community partners at this new level. “NC State has always been a leader in preparing Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses. This will allow our students to progress to the bachelor’s level in a place they feel comfortable, with faculty they know — and who know them.More…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Last December, Mirande Gross graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. But Gross has changed her mind and is heading back to school in May for a one-year accelerated nursing degree program. The pandemic that has sickened more than 27 million people in the United States and killed nearly 500,000 helped convince her she wanted to become a nurse.
“I was excited about working during the pandemic,” Gross, 22, said. “It didn’t scare me away.”
Enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs increased nearly 6% in 2020, to 250,856, according to preliminary results from an annual survey of 900 nursing schools by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. More…
Thanks to a new arrangement finalized this morning, students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield will now be able to complete their degree at nearby Ashland University.
An updated articulation agreement between the two institutions is a win for area nursing students and the local healthcare community. Ohio State Mansfield Interim Dean Dr. Norman Jones, Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Dr. Faye Grund signed the revised agreement this morning. It will allow students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ohio State Mansfield and then transition seamlessly to Ashland University to complete the degree. More…