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Important Changes to the RN-BSN Program

Changes to our nursing program are underway, beginning with School’s new name. We are now the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions. The addition of “Health Professions” to our name allows us to expand the scope of our endeavors and develop more programs across the healthcare spectrum.

Another important transition is our shift away from traditional 12-week courses to a new 8-week format for our RN-BSN students. Benefits of the new format:

  • The new structure will enable students to complete their undergraduate degree in less time.
  • The 8-week course structure is increasingly popular for being more conducive to student success, immersion, and degree attainment.
  • Shorter course timeframes often eliminate disruptions arising from life and work that can occur during traditional 12-week terms.
  • The structure allows nursing students to focus on one course at a time while keeping pace with their academic and career goals.
  • Courses offered during 8-week sessions have the same comprehensiveness and rigor students have come to expect from our curriculum.

We are confident that this transition will better accommodate your life and learning style. What’s more, the new 8-week term structure is becoming increasingly popular and broadly adopted by fellow institutions for being more conducive to student success and degree attainment. The modification will also assist you in completing your BSN degree requirements more efficiently and shorten the time to degree completion – a key advantage in your field. Also, by focusing on one course per 8-week session, we are confident that you will have a more immersive learning experience.

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