JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacksonville University is offering transition assistance for RN to BSN degree completion students formerly enrolled in the Breckinridge School of Nursing.
"When we learned of the closure of ITT Tech and the Breckinridge School of Nursing, we were deeply saddened by the impact this would have on students who've no doubt invested a great deal of time, financial resources, and energy into achieving their dreams," said Carla Fry, PhD, MSN, Undergraduate Program Director for the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Online Learning at the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. "Though we are not completely aware of the volume of RN-BSN students displaced by the closure of ITT Tech, we feel strongly enough to act."
JU is offering flexibility with transfer credits (including some of the Nursing courses themselves) and an academic plan for former Breckinridge students who were very near degree completion. The fully accredited JU online RN-BSN program is structured as 8-week courses. There are ten nursing courses totaling 32 credit hours, and all general education core courses are also available online should students still need them. Tuition is competitive per credit hour with six session starts per year.
"We believe that every nurse who returns to school to finish his or her Bachelor's degree is forever changed...they learn to think differently, they engage in evidence based research activities designed to improve patient outcomes, and they become change agents better prepared for the rapidly evolving field of health care," said Dr. Fry. "Those on the important journey to BSN completion should be afforded every opportunity to complete it."
We are currently enrolling for our Fall II session which begins October 24, 2016 and look forward to communicating with former ITT Tech Students about their options at Jacksonville University. Please visit www.jacksonvilleu.com to learn about what you can do next.
About Jacksonville University
Founded more than 80 years ago, Jacksonville University (JU) is recognized as one of the nation's foremost teaching institutions. The 250-acre riverfront campus located in Jacksonville, Florida is home to more than 4,000 students in over 70 programs ranging from bachelors to doctorate degrees and has graduated more than 29,000 alumni worldwide. JU has provided high-quality education for nurses for over 40 years, and has offered its acclaimed online RN to BSN degree program for over 10 years. To meet the needs of those seeking the advanced opportunities of a postgraduate education, JU also offers a convenient and top-ranked online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. JU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is repeatedly named as one of America's best colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Nursing holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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