Nursing Program Expands

By Mount Mary University

Posted on November 20, 2020

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The need for nurses with BSN degrees is urgent. The Institute of Medicine targeted a goal of 80 percent of all RNs having BSN degrees by 2020. In Wisconsin, only 47.5 percent have their BSN or higher.

Mount Mary University is now accepting student applications for a four-year, fully on-campus degree program for women to begin next fall.

This program is designed to complement Mount Mary’s existing options for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

A new, 6,500 square foot Health Sciences Center is being constructed for the on-campus nursing program and includes a nursing skills lab and interprofessional simulation lab, along with additional classroom and office space.

Having a variety of options for students provides multiple pathways for them to become nurses, said Chief Nurse Administrator Kara Groom, Ph.D.

“For some students, spending four years at Mount Mary, in our small class environment, in the campus that they know well and are thriving in, is going to be a really attractive option for them,” Groom said. “For others, a Nursing 1-2-1 Program that enables them to work as an ADN at the end of their junior year will let them enter the profession earlier.

“Each student is unique and needs to find the program that is the best fit for them, and we are pleased to offer these distinct pathways to let them become successful nurses who will go on to serve our community.”

Mount Mary’s baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the RN to BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Mount Mary CCNE accredited RN to BSN program is a component of the Nursing 1-2-1 program. The ADN component of the Nursing 1-2-1 program is accredited separately through partner institutions.

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