Marian University hosts ‘Come Explore Nursing’ event with St.Vincent, August 27th

Ashley Keebler

Marian Nursing Edit

Marian University promotes nursing bachelor degrees-traditional, accelerated programs for motivated career-changers, bridge program for licensed nurses; seeks solutions to state's growing healthcare challenges

INDIANAPOLIS - Marian University's Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing will host "Come Explore Nursing," a special event for prospective nursing students, on August 27th in the lobby of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.  Indiana faces a looming shortage of medical professionals - including skilled nurses.  Marian University is finding solutions to the state's healthcare challenges, preparing tomorrow's nurses to provide superior care with several paths into the profession - including an innovative accelerated program for college-educated career changers.  

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The 'Come Explore Nursing' event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with current students, alumni, St.Vincent nursing leadership, admissions staff and nursing faculty and learn about options for traditional and non-traditional students at Marian University:

  • Traditional BSN: Campus program offered as a four-year degree;
  • RN to BSN: For licensed nurses seeking to further their education via Marian Adult Programs;
  • Accelerated BSN: A 16-month program for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing major - a unique opportunity to make a career transition without "starting over" in a traditional program, with online options offered along with a unique partnership with St.Vincent Health.

WHAT: - "Come Explore Nursing" - Marian University's Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing

WHEN: - Wednesday, August 27, 2014; 4pm - 7pm

WHO: - The event is for anyone interested in the nursing field; attendees will hear from participants including current Marian University students and alumni, St.Vincent nurses, Marian University Admissions representatives, Marian University School of Nursing staff & faculty, and representatives from Marian's Adult Programs (MAP). Guests are welcome to bring friends or family members.

WHERE: - St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Main Lobby - 2001 West 86th Street, Indianapolis

WHY: - The U.S. continues to face a shortage of skilled nurses; Indiana is mired in the middle of the pack among states in registered nurses per capita, and ranks in the bottom ten states in nurse practitioners per capita.

Registered nurses are Indiana's second most in-demand occupation (behind only physicians) according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's 'Hoosier Hot Jobs' list.

Nearly half of all recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics); Marian's accelerated nursing programs allow college grads to reinvent their career in just 16 months, meeting the urgent need for skilled nurses (and increasing their earning potential more than 40% higher than the average Indiana worker).