The Unites States is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is expected to intensify over the coming years. Those who care about helping others are encouraged to explore a profession that offers this opportunity combined with excellent pay and benefits. On Thursday, March 5, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to noon, the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing will welcome prospective students who want to learn more about pursuing a degree in nursing. Both events will be held in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave.
Faculty will be on hand to provide information and answer questions, and attendees will be able to tour the school, labs and dorms, and speak with current and former students. Refreshments will be provided, and free parking is available in the Marley Education Center garage. For more information, call 470-7481.
“Nursing colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for nursing care,” says Ann Sedore, director of the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing, noting that Crouse welcomed 99 new students to the school last August. Of those, 22 already had earned associate’s degrees, 22 bachelor’s degrees and two new students entered the school having previously earned their master’s degrees, indicating new students are very interested in pursuing nursing as a new career choice.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF NURSING PROGRAM:
Crouse Hospital School of Nursing ranks among the top RN programs in New York State and nationwide. Additionally, every graduate is immediately employable within the healthcare field or able to matriculate into an advanced degree program. The School was recently accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, a high-quality, independent regulatory agency with rigorous educational standards. Offering a two-year associate’s degree program, the school features classroom, clinical, laboratory and computer-assisted study within a state-of-the-art teaching environment. Innovative program design, low student-to-instructor ratios and affordable tuition are among the school’s strengths and contribute to the success of each individual. The School also opened its Center for Academic Success, with an instructional coordinator to provide tutoring and assistance with assignments, last year.