4/19/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Accelerated BSN Degree Program has been named as one of the top 20 programs in the country by GeriatricNursing.org, a leading online resource for providing information on nursing schools and programs that offer geriatric nursing education.
“We are very pleased to have our Accelerated BSN Program identified as one of the top 20 in the country,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Patti Clayburn, director of the Accelerated Second Degree program, stated, “Our Accelerated second-degree nursing program allows students a more expeditious path to a second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is available for students who have a degree in another field and are seeking to pursue a career in nursing.”
Dr. Juanita Reese Kline, chair of the Nursing Department, reported that this summer, the program will enroll its largest cohort to date with 66 students. The Ashland program includes face-to-face classes, labs and clinicals with some online classes.
The Geriatric Nursing website announced its “Top 20 Online Accelerated BSN Programs” earlier this month.
“We are glad to announce that your school’s program has been considered one of them. Congratulations,” said Meredith Rogers of Geriatric Nursing. “We understand that it takes lots of effort to maintain high standards and dedicated staff to provide the best nursing education out there, so you should all feel extremely proud of your hard work.”
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Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###