With its acquisition of Remington College’s School of Nursing, ECPI University is now offering an exciting new program at the campus just outside Orlando in Lake Mary, Florida. This program allows qualified students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in just one year.
“This is among the few programs in the country that allow college graduates to prepare for a nursing career in such a short period of time,” says Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine. “It’s an outstanding opportunity to enter the nursing profession without disrupting your life for years on end.”
To be considered for this program, prospective students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. Any major is acceptable. However, in certain cases, some prerequisite courses may be required prior to enrollment.
“We believe this greatly benefits the healthcare profession as a whole,” says Fontaine. “Baby boomers are growing older and the subsequent need for healthcare is on the rise.
With heightened demands on the healthcare system, doctors are using nurses to perform higher-level responsibilities. In turn, those nurses must first acquire higher-level skills.” That’s why the American Nurses Association has set a goal that 80 percent of all nurses hold a BSN by 2020.
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ECPI University’s College of Nursing is currently one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic. The new Orlando campus will reflect ECPI University’s tradition of academic excellence and history of valued partnerships with leading healthcare providers.