Campus News 2010

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2010

Schreiner to offer Bachelor degree in nursing

Schreiner University will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program beginning fall 2011, subject to final approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. The new degree program is part of Schreiner's successful life sciences curriculum, which includes pre-med and pre-dentistry programs, as well as the vocational nursing certification program.

In the first two years, students studying for a BSN will take core courses, concentrating on nursing courses in their junior and senior years. Students who entered Schreiner in fall 2010 could potentially graduate with a BSN in spring 2014.

“The United States is in the midst of a critical nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows,” said Dr. Lena Rippstein, Program Director of Nursing. “During the past decade, both in Texas and nationally, there has been an escalating demand for RNs that exceeds the current RN supply–and that shortage is expected to increase to approximately 260,000 RNs by 2025. The new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Schreiner University will allow the Hill Country to grow a local supply of quality RNs to help meet the rising healthcare demand in an around our community.”

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