The Kent State University College of Nursing has announced that a new registered-nurse-to-bachelor- of-science in nursing program will be offered at Kent State University at Trumbull beginning next fall.
The program will help to meet local demand within the health care industry for nurses to obtain their baccalaureate degrees by 2020.
Coursework will include a combination of both online and face-to-face classes, offering students direct access to an experienced group of instructors.
The program has a limited number of available spaces and students can enroll now for spring 2013 to take prerequisites and electives.
“We are excited to partner with local health care facilities and their employees to support a community need,” said Kathy Dwinnells, nursing program coordinator for Kent State Trumbull.
“The program will assist RNs in their pursuit of professional development while doing so with the affordability offered by a Kent State Regional Campus,” she said.
Public informational sessions will be at Kent State Trumbull’s Technology Building in Room 117 from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Advisers will be available during those times to answer questions about the program.
Additional information is available by calling 330- 675-8906.
The Kent State University College of Nursing is the largest nursing school in Ohio.
Currently, 43 percent of the Northeast Ohio work force graduated from the Kent State nursing program.
Since its inception in 1967, the College of Nursing has conferred 10,210 degrees representing more than 9,600 alumni.