Interest in college nursing programs on the rise
Individuals who feel they have been placed on the Earth to help those in need may want to pursue a nursing degree at a Christian university or college. Should they choose to do so, they will definitely not be alone.
According to a recent press release from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), interest in baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral nursing programs is so high, many schools had to turn away qualified applicants last year. Overall, 75,587 of these individuals were not accepted to professional nursing programs in 2011 due to schools’ inability to service them all.
“Last year’s enrollment increases across all types of baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs clearly indicate a strong interest among nursing students in advancing their education and developing the skills needed to thrive in contemporary care settings,” said Kathleen Potempa, president of the AACN.
Many Christian colleges and universities now offer online nursing degree programs to students who wish to acquire a faith-based approach to helping those in need.
For instance, Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies offers an online master’s degree program in nursing, according to its website. While earning this advanced credential, students can enroll in programs such as nurse educator, nurse midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.