Fairfield University School of Nursing to hold open house Feb. 12


The Fairfield University School of Nursing will hold an open house on Monday, Feb. 12, from 4 t o 7 p.m. Nursing faculty will be on hand to explain the School's various bachelor and master's degree programs.

Fairfield University has been approved to offer three advanced practice nursing options: adult nurse practitioner, the family nurse practitioner and the psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Two new tracks are also being developed and have been submitted to the Department of Higher Education for approval. These are specialties in management and health care law. In addition, post master's certificate programs are available for the practitioner options.

With the nursing shortage a national concern, Fairfield offers several routes to entering the graduate programs. Registered Nurses without a bachelor's degree may pursue a degree in nursing or professional studies and then matriculate into the master's program. Registered Nurses with a bachelor's degree in another field may enroll in a bridge course and complete prerequisites of health assessment and community health and then enter the master's program. The Accelerated/BSN program is also available for those seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Men and women who have graduated with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field may enter the Graduate Entry into Nursing Practice program, leading to licensure as a registered nurse in just five semesters. The master's degree may then be completed in another four semesters. Since summer semesters are included, the program is completed in three years.

For additional information, please call the toll-free number, (877) 467-3817.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 20, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 126