Responding to Market Demand, Assumption Announces Nursing Degree Program
Assumption has received Initial Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) for a new direct-admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) that will prepare students to practice high-quality, patient-centered professional nursing care.
The cornerstone of Assumption’s nursing curriculum is fundamental courses coupled with clinical education in acute-care, community-based, and simulation environments that provide a comprehensive education to promote the health of individuals, families, and communities across the globe. Students who pursue a degree in nursing at Assumption are provided a strong liberal arts education that will allow for well-reasoned decision-making, engagement in critical thinking, effective communication, and the ability to make ethical decisions that respect the fundamental dignity of every human person.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth for Registered Nurses is anticipated to increase by 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. The increasing demand for well trained and educated nurses is attributed to a number of factors cited by the BLS such as an increased emphasis on preventive care, growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes, and demand for healthcare services from the over-age-65 population as they live longer and have more active lives.
“The Assumption Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates to provide compassionate and effective professional nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in accordance with ethical healthcare practices,” Provost and Academic Vice President Louise Carroll Keeley, Ph.D. “Academic excellence, exemplary clinical skills, commitment to service, and principled leadership will be hallmarks of the program and its students. The curriculum features the traditional Catholic commitment to reverence for human life and the dignity of every human person. Graduates will advance health through excellence in nursing practice, teaching, and service.”
Assumption‘s Nursing program faculty will be committed to educating nurses with the skills to meet the diverse health needs and improve the health outcomes of their communities. The program will prepare generalists with an innovative and comprehensive curriculum that will enable them to thrive in a variety of settings, assisting individuals, families, and communities to attain, retain, or regain optimal health throughout their lifespans.
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