College to Offer Educational Grants Beginning Summer 2018

Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program options are becoming a crucial part of the nursing field. The Institute of Medicine reported on the future of nursing in 2010, making a strong recommendation that 80 percent of the nursing workforce have a baccalaureate degree (BSN) by 2020. According to surveys by the Nebraska Center for Nursing, 63.9 percent of nurses in the state have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. While these numbers are encouraging, the community continues to look for ways to increase the number of working nurses with Bachelor’s degrees in the state and across the country.

Students enrolled in the RN to BSN program will receive a Nursing Workforce Educational Grant beginning in the summer 2018 semester. The institutional grant provides funding for RN to BSN students to use toward nursing- specific courses.

The RN to BSN program has a strong reputation for its level of academic excellence, proficiency in online education, customizable and accelerated study options, and small student-to-faculty ratio. “I believe the program is a direct reflection of the College Values of Caring, Commitment and Excellence,” said Dean of Nursing Aubray Orduña, Ed.D., RN.