Career changers without a nursing background can enroll in this advanced program and prepare for RN licensure.
MURRAY, Utah (PRWEB) November 05, 2019
In early 2019, Unitek Learning acquired Eagle Gate College and Provo College in the state of Utah. All three campuses have grown as they continue to champion the Unitek Learning brand, mission, and commitment to student success. In October, Eagle Gate unveiled a new program for the Murray campus: The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). This degree program will provide graduates with a coveted degree in the healthcare industry.
Aspiring nurses can take their education to the next level with the MEPN program. In as little as 22 months, graduates receive a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Career changers without a nursing background can enroll in this advanced program and prepare for licensure. While a master’s degree isn’t a requirement for registered nurses (RNs), MSN-trained nurses typically have greater salaries, job opportunities, and leadership positions. A master’s degree is also required for most nurse educators and managers.
“Graduates who pass their licensing exam will be prepared to meet societal needs in a rapidly changing national and global healthcare arena,” said Todd Smith, Regional Director of Marketing at Eagle Gate College. “A graduate-level degree can make a significant difference in the life and career of a healthcare professional.”
Not only will students gain invaluable skills, but they’ll benefit from the convenience of completing some of their coursework online. Other benefits include various scholarship opportunities, NCLEX-RN test preparation services, and career placement. Eagle Gate even offers a tuition forgiveness program for prerequisite courses. Throughout the MEPN program, students will train to assume advanced clinical roles in hospitals, community health clinics, and state, federal, and global institutions.
“We are thrilled to offer the MEPN program at our Murray campus,” said Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek Learning. “This is a big step forward for our Utah presence as we continue to educate the next generation of nurses. In extending our reach to career changers without a nursing background, we hope to reduce the nursing shortage in the U.S., better the communities around us, and advance the future of healthcare.”
Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek EMT, Unitek College, Eagle Gate College, and Provo College. Taught by experienced professionals, Unitek programs teach the clinical technique and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, graduates from these schools are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.