Nightingale College Offers New Nursing Education Program

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Nightingale College announces its new pre-licensure Bachelor Degree in Nursing Program which allows learners to participate in online didactic instruction with on-ground lab and clinical experiences in one of Nightingale's Dedicated Distance Cohort Areas.

To fulfill our mission and responsibility, we developed our BDN Program to help learners obtain a BSN degree and secure their future as a nurse.

Nightingale College announces its newest nursing education program: the Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BDN) Program. The program is offered alongside the College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and RN-to-BSN Programs.

“All of us at Nightingale College are excited to introduce the full pre-licensure baccalaureate-level nursing program to the communities we already serve in several Western states and as we continue expanding our innovative education delivery model throughout the country," said Mikhail Shneyder, President and CEO.

The accredited BDN Program is Nightingale’s first 32-month program and will be delivered via Nightingale’s hybrid-virtual model. The program is community and employer focused infused with curriculum designed to prepare learners to not only sit for the state licensure exam but navigate the diverse, ever-changing environment of patient care and chronic illness.

"This new option not only provides learners with a more affordable pathway to a long and rewarding career in nursing, it also assists with bringing the U.S. closer to the Institute of Medicine’s goal and, ultimately, improving the health of our population,” said Shneyder.

The recommendation by the Institute of Medicine for 80 percent of all nurses to hold a BSN degree by the end of 2020 inspired the College to implement a baccalaureate degree program that allows learners to obtain a BSN degree. Because of the recommendation, many nurses are now returning to school to pursue a BSN degree and future nurses look for BSN programs.

“As a nursing education college, it is our duty and responsibility to prepare our learners to handle the future of nursing,” Sue Jero, Director of Nursing Education, said. “We have seen the positive effects of BSN-prepared nurses have on their staff, facility, and community. To fulfill our mission and responsibility, we developed our BDN Program to help learners obtain a BSN degree and secure their future as a nurse.”

Nightingale’s Bachelor Degree Nursing (BDN) Program is now enrolling for the January 2018 semester in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. By joining the College’s two other accredited nursing programs, the BDN Program will give a new opportunity for those seeking a BSN degree.

ABOUT NIGHTINGALE COLLEGE
Nightingale College creates avenues to accessible nursing programs with its fully accredited distance education associate and bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Supporting the growing need for nurses and providing strategies to combat the nursing shortage, the College’s programs work to not only grow but maintain homegrown nurses with the help of local health care systems. Nightingale College emphasizes graduating future nurses who are confident, competent, and compassionate, ready to work in their community. Since its establishment in 2010 in Ogden, Utah, the College has graduated nurses in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. To learn more about the College, its mission, and programs, visit http://nightingale.edu/.

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