Press Release: Nursing program update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 1, 2013
The Master’s College has actively pursued the development of both a BSN and an RN to BSN degree program in response to prospective student interest and belief that these programs are consistent with the college’s mission. As has been stated, implementation of the BSN and RN to BSN programs is dependent upon approval of its feasibility study by the State Board of Registered Nurses and the raising of capital funds to support these programs.
The college has worked to complete its feasibility study this academic year and has benefited by gaining clarity as to the necessary critical path elements required to make nursing a reality at The Master’s College. It has been determined through this process, that the college currently does not possess all the needed capabilities to implement a bachelor level nursing program and must therefore, suspend its pursuit of implementing the BSN and RN to BSN programs at this time.
The college recognizes those areas which require strengthening and will work diligently to increase resources with the hope that in the future it will be able to effectively implement and sustain a nursing program. Currently, no timeline has been determined for adopting nursing. With continued growth in both its pre-med and kinesiology programs, the institution will strive to invest in these programs as a near term priority.
The college will:
- Continue offering courses which fulfill the pre-requisites for students interested in pre-nursing.
- Provide academic counseling for students interested in the health sciences, utilizing pre-nursing, kinesiology, or pre-med coursework.
- Commence expansion of current laboratory facilities to support growing enrollment in kinesiology and pre-med majors.
It is important to acknowledge the superior work of Dr. Constance Milton who has assisted the college develop the curriculum, initiated community relations with local hospitals and healthcare providers, and championed the vision for Christians in nursing. Her heart and efforts have modeled for our faculty, staff, and students the highest caliber of professionalism and faith. We want to thank her for dedicated service to the college. Dr. Milton has inspired many students to continue to pursue their ambition to become capable and compassionate healthcare professionals for which we are indebted. In addition, we are thankful for the dedication of our science faculty in seeking to provide excellence in scholarship and instruction, while strengthening our academic course offerings in the biological and health sciences.