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12-04-2013


Cumberlands to Offer the RN-To-BSN Degree; Enrolling Now for January Classes

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) is pleased to offer those holding RN certification a flexible, online Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Nursing degree program. This RN-to-BSN program can enhance your nursing skills and open the door to more career opportunities in two years or less.

The RN-to-BSN program is designed especially to serve registered nurses who desire to broaden their expertise and career opportunities in nursing. It prepares graduates to serve as mature professional members of the health care community in a variety of venues and situations. The program strengthens evidence-based nursing practice through coursework and practice experiences focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership and management development.

“With the growing number of healthcare facilities recruiting nurses with a Bachelor’s degree we saw an opportunity to support the nurses in our region and beyond who are working and wanting to continue their education to position themselves for continued professional growth,” said UC Vice-President of Medical Services Dr. Eddie Perkins. “We were able to accomplish this through our RN-to-BSN program that is affordable and flexible.”

UC reviews and accepts applications year-round and operates on bi-semesters; two in fall, two in spring and two in summer. Qualified applicants can begin classes at the beginning of any bi-semester. Full-time degree candidates take two or three classes per bi-term. With the course rotation highlighted later, a full-time student transferring into the program with an AS-RN degree may be able to complete the program within 12 months (three semesters). Students pursuing the degree less aggressively can still easily complete the degree within 18-24 months.

To learn more about the Bachelor’s degree in Health Science – Nursing, call 800-343-1609 ext. 4390 or email gradadm@ucumberlands.edu.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.