DENVER, Oct. 13, 2015 — According to a report from the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, the state of Colorado will lose 6,300 nurses of its 61,000 over the next few years, removing as many people from the field as would normally happen over the course of a decade.* This news comes as thousands more people are gaining access to healthcare following last year’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
In response to projections of that shortage, Argosy University, Denver will launch a new nursing program that will address this growing demand with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Students attend class on campus one day per week and continue their studies online the remainder of the week, allowing them to continue their work as RN’s while advancing their education.
Designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who have earned either a diploma or an associate’s degree in nursing, the university’s new bachelor’s degree program will build upon pre-licensure nursing coursework to help prepare students for professional advancement while meeting the goals articulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
“With the growing demand for nurses and a changing health care environment, it is critical to provide the latest communication and collaboration skills required to improve the delivery of healthcare,” says Dr. Richard Boorom, campus president of Argosy University, Denver. “By preparing current registered nurses to exercise leadership and establish care priorities, such as delegating responsibility and making evidence based decisions, they will be better equipped to meet the emerging needs of various healthcare systems.”
“And we’re helping our areas hospitals as well,” continues Boorom. “The university is working with local hospitals and healthcare agencies to establish cohort classes at their locations. By holding classes at their site, employers are better able to advance the professional development of their employees while ensuring the skills they learn are tailored to the needs of their organization.”
Argosy University is regionally accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information on the new nursing degree program at Argosy University, Denver visit argosy.edu/ nursing.
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