8/14/14 12:08 p.m.
The University of Findlay will officially begin accepting students into its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program effective immediately. The Higher Learning Commission, Ohio Board of Nursing and Ohio Board of Regents all gave their approval for the program.
Thirty students will be admitted per year with classes beginning each fall starting this fall. The program will include 865 hours of clinical practice beginning sophomore year. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam to become a registered nurse.
UF began working toward the addition of a nursing program in 2012. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1.2 million job openings for registered nurses in the next eight years with an expected shortage of nurses by the year 2020. To meet the need, an additional 30,000 nurses need to graduate from nursing school annually, an increase of 30 percent of the current number graduating.
For more information, see findlay.edu/nursing.