WSU to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program in Red Wing
Hybrid classes will combine online learning with face-to-face classes at MSC Southeast's Red Wing Campus
For associate degree nurses -- also known as registered nurses -- earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing can become the pathway to a more challenging career with increased responsibilities and rewards.
Winona State University has already developed a successful RN to BSN completion program serving nurses in Rochester and La Crescent.
Beginning this fall, WSU will expand its programming to include the Red Wing area. Hybrid/blended classes will combine online study with classroom/lab study at Minnesota State College Southeast's Red Wing campus.
The RN-BS Completion program is designed to be flexible for working RNs, with part-time (2, 3 or 4 year) and full-time (1 year) plans of study available. Although the face-to-face component of the coursework will take place at MSC Southeast, enrollment in the program will be managed through Winona State University and classes will be taught by WSU faculty.
WSU will hold information sessions in Red Wing beginning later in August and throughout the fall semester. At these sessions, WSU faculty will be available to advise potential students and help with the admission process.
- Selected online-only courses will be offered for qualified Red Wing area students beginning in Fall 2017.
- Required RN-BS Completion courses are anticipated to start in Red Wing in January 2018.
On Thursday, August 10, 2017 college leadership from both institutions met at the MSC Southeast Red Wing campus to sign an agreement and answer questions.
"My hope is that this is just the beginning of new programmatic collaborations and connections for the Winona and Red Wing communities," says Dr. Patricia Rogers, Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Winona State University.
"Being able to host a bachelor's degree completion program on our Red Wing campus is an exciting first step in expanding our service to the community," adds Dr. Dorothy Duran, President of Minnesota State College Southeast. "There is great demand for higher education opportunities here, as well as a need for health care professionals with advanced qualifications."
For more information or to apply for admission, email RN-BSCompletion@winona.edu or call 507-285-7349 (800-366-5418, extension 7349).
See http://www.winona.edu/undergrad-nursing/default.asp for additional details.
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