Fairfield University School of Nursing to hold open house May 22


The Fairfield University School of Nursing will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. Nursing faculty will be on hand to explain the School's various bachelor and master's degree programs, including two new tracks in management and health care law that were recently approved by the Department of Higher Education. They are part of the Master's of Science in Nursing in Healthcare Systems Track, intended to provide an opportunity for non-clinical graduate education for nursing professionals.

Fairfield University is also approved to offer three advanced practice nursing options In the Practitioner Track: adult nurse practitioner, the family nurse practitioner and the psychiatric nurse practitioner.

With the nursing shortage a national concern, Fairfield offers several routes to entering the undergraduate and 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 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.

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

Posted on May 6, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 205