Sacred Heart University is honoring National Nurses Week by celebrating You, the Nurse!

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In commemoration of National Nurses Week, SHU is waiving the Application Fee* for all online nursing programs. Celebrating each nurse as both a person and a dedicated healthcare professional is the purpose of Sacred Heart University’s “Celebrate the Possibilities” promotion during National Nurses Week. To support nurses in advancing their careers, fee-free application for the University’s highly respected RN- BSN, MSN and fast track RN-BSN-MSN online programs will be offered May 6 – 12, 2012.

Sacred Heart University is exceptionally proud to honor the dedication of nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week. First celebrated in 1954 to mark the 100-year anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea, National Nurses Week did not become formally established until 1990. In the intervening years, many non-permanent celebrations saluting the profession were observed. Then, in 1982, the American Nurses Association (ANA) formally set May 6th as “National Nurses Day.” A month later, President Ronald Regan officially signed “National Recognition Day for Nurses” into being. In 1990, the ANA expanded the celebration and permanently established National Nurses Week as beginning each year on May 6th and ending on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

With a more than 30-year history of excellence in nursing education, Sacred Heart University is committed to its core value of pursuing truth and knowledge and is dedicated to opening the door to nurses who wish to expand their skill sets and become agents of positive change.

To recognize the hard working nurses of today and help them take the first step toward a future full of possibilities, Sacred Heart University is offering fee-free application for its highly respected online nursing programs including RN-BSN, MSN, and the innovative RN-BSN-MSN program.

Nurses interested in standing out in today’s complex healthcare industry are encouraged to join the SHU celebration by visiting

With the advent of the Magnet Recognition Program®, the demand for nurses with higher education degrees is greatly increasing. To find out more about the online nursing programs at Sacred Heart University nurses will want to visit or call 877-791-7181.

*A value of $50 dollars per applicant. This waiver is valid for USA residents only. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not a current student. This fee waiver has no cash value unless applied to the application fee.


Our commitment to excellence – as reflected in our mission statement – is central to the programs, opportunities and quality of education our students enjoy. The first Catholic university founded to be led and staffed by laypeople, SHU is a leader among Catholic institutions and a recognized pioneer in higher learning. We believe in making groundbreaking choices and achieving impressive results. For instance, our Mobile Computing Program was one of the first of its kind internationally – and continues to offer innovative enhancements.

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