BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet growing demand for registered nurses in the Alabama area, Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution, has expanded its nursing programs to include an Associate of Science in Nursing degree at its Birmingham campus. The two-year program is now open for enrollment, and prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses exam (NCLEX-RN) and become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
The annual job growth rate for RNs in Alabama, like most states across the South, is projected to reach more than 15 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"We're launching this program in Birmingham because we've seen the demand for RNs first-hand at our on-campus career fairs and through our community partnerships," said Tommy Dennis, Birmingham Campus President at Herzing University. "We're proud to offer educational opportunities that fulfill a community need and make a positive difference in the lives of students."
Herzing's nursing program is ideal for students who know they want to pursue nursing as a career because they are able to get direct entry into the program. In addition to hands-on classroom experience, Herzing also offers clinical education opportunities at multiple sites in the Birmingham area along with high-fidelity simulation training labs with state-of-the-art technology.
Birmingham's new associate degree offering is in addition to the Practical Nursing diploma program and the 12-month LPN-to-RN Bridge program that allows LPNs to apply previous coursework toward an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. The campus consistently achieves high pass rates for LPN and RN board licensure exams.
The Birmingham campus is at 280 W. Valley Ave. For more information, visit the campus during business hours or call 205-916-2800.
Herzing University is known for its nursing, healthcare, technology and business degree programs with flexible schedules and a supportive learning environment. For more information about Herzing's nursing programs, please visit https://www.herzing.edu/nursing-programs.
About Herzing University
Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution, encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, an online division, and has a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of nursing, technology, business, healthcare and public safety. From 2013 through 2017, U.S. News & World Report recognized Herzing University as having some of the "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs" nationally. Herzing University has also been recognized on the GI Jobs magazine list of "Military Friendly Schools" from 2013 through 2017. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; www.hlcommission.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.
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