“With greater strains on the healthcare system, doctors are looking to nurses to perform higher-level responsibilities,” says Campus President Mike Fontaine. “In turn, those nurses must first acquire higher-level skills.”
Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) March 09, 2016
ECPI University is proud to announce its acquisition of Remington College of Nursing, located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida. With it, ECPI University is now able to offer an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which allows students to graduate in just one year.
“This is one of the very few programs in the country that allow recent college graduates to prepare for a nursing career in such a short time,” says Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for someone to enter the nursing profession without disrupting their lives and having to attend college for several years.”
To enroll in this program, prospective students need to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Any major is accepted – business, history, one of the sciences, etc. In certain cases, some prerequisite class may be required prior to enrollment.
“We believe this program is going to be a great benefit to the healthcare profession as a whole,” says Fontaine. “Baby boomers are aging and demand for healthcare is on the rise. With greater strains on the healthcare system, doctors are looking to nurses to perform higher-level responsibilities. In turn, those nurses must first acquire higher-level skills.”
This trend in evidenced by a campaign underway by the American Nurses Association which has set a goal that 80 percent of all nurses hold a BSN by 2020. Nationally, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
ECPI University’s College of Nursing is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic. The Orlando campus will mirror ECPI University’s tradition of academic excellence and history of valued partnerships with leading healthcare providers. Faculty and staff at the University look forward to working with the campus’ impressive list of clinical partners which include:
- Orlando Regional Medical Center
- Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
- Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies
- South Seminole Hospital
- Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
- UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
- Health Central Hospital
- Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando
- Central Florida Regional Hospital
- Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
- Bert Fish Medical Center
- Central Florida Behavioral Hospital
- Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
- Florida Department of Health in Lake County
For more information about this program, please contact ECPI University Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine at 407.562.9100 or MFontaine(at)ecpi(dot)edu. For media inquiries, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu.
About ECPI University
ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.
Throughout all campuses and online, its fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.