EXCEL to host information session for R.N.s

FOR RELEASE
2010-02-16

 Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s EXCEL Adult Degree Programs will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 23, in the Nursing Department housed in the lower level of the university’s Science Hall.

This free-of-charge event is open to registered nurses interested in completing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Dr. Margaret Winter, director of the nursing program, and Heather Barkley, marketing & web specialist for EXCEL, will be on hand to answer questions. All R.N.s who attend will receive a free gift.

Classes for the R.N. to B.S.N. program will be held on Thursdays beginning March 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the university’s main campus in Huntington. Students will complete the nursing core in less than two years. Transcripts from previous educational institutions will determine the amount of transferable coursework and the courses needed for graduation.

For more information about EXCEL’s R.N. to B.S.N. program, call (260) 359-4198 or (800) 600-4888.

EXCEL offers evening and online classes tailored to the schedule of working adults. Onsite classes are held one night per week, one subject at a time. Classes last five to eight weeks and lead to an associate degree in organizational management or Christian ministry or bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration, human resource management, not-for-profit leadership or nursing.

EXCEL also offers the Gateway Program through which adults can take continuing education classes for personal enrichment or toward the completion of a college degree.

EXCEL classes are held in Huntington, Columbia City and Wabash and online.

EXCEL offers evening and online classes tailored to the schedule of working adults. Onsite classes are held one night per week, one subject at a time. Classes last five to eight weeks and lead to an associate degree in organizational management or Christian ministry or bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration, human resource management, not-for-profit leadership or nursing.

EXCEL also offers the Gateway Program through which adults can take continuing education classes for personal enrichment or toward the completion of a college degree.

EXCEL classes are held in Huntington, Columbia City and Wabash and online.

 

EXCEL Program Benefits

n Research and evidence-based nursing will increase knowledge as to why nurses do what they do and provide the reasoning for doing so.

n Completing the R.N. to B.S.N. program may permit graduates access into management and higher-level patient-care positions with potential increases in salary and responsibilities.

n A bachelor’s degree will open up more opportunities for the graduate. Graduates from the EXCEL R.N. to B.S.N. program will have the opportunity to continue on to advanced education for positions such as nurse practitioner, nurse educator or nurse anesthetist.

n Healthcare agencies will benefit from the leadership and research skills of the graduate to meet the continually changing needs of nursing practice.

n Students can have confidence in knowing that a Christian worldview is part of each course.
 

 

 

EXCEL Program Features

n The EXCEL R.N. to B.S.N. program will provide additional educational components not completed in the diploma or associate degree program.

n Information related to community, national and global health is a part of the curriculum. Further instruction in ethics, culture, leadership, and issues and trends in nursing will be explored.

n Students attend class one evening each week, thus minimizing interference with work schedules and family responsibilities.

n Students attend classes with a small group of other nursing students, benefiting from mutual support and encouragement.

n Students can complete their degree, taking one class at a time, in less than two years.


 

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Ashley C. Smith
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