March 07, 2016
Communications and Marketing
Susan Kinney, Director RN to BSN
As the RN to BSN Summer Session enrollment is underway, administrators and faculty from the RN to BSN Degree Program at Saint Anselm College are visiting hospitals, community colleges, and job fairs across New Hampshire and Massachusetts to discuss the college's program. Those interested in earning a bachelor of science in nursing can meet with the program's director, Susan Kinney, and others to learn more about transfer requirements, the application process, and specific program details including class size, faculty, and course offerings.
Saint Anselm's RN to BSN Degree Program provides nurses who already hold an associate's degree an affordable way to earn their bachelor's degree. Offering two eight-week sessions per semester, this hybrid-online program offers a blend of face-to-face instruction alongside computer-based learning. Students can attend the program full-time or part-time and can complete their degree in as little as 15 to 18 months.
There are seven site visits planned in March and April for students and nurses at the sites to attend. One event, which is open to anyone who wants to attend, is the New Hampshire Nurse's Association (NHNA) Annual Student Conference at Southern New Hampshire University on March 11. The event is meant to welcome the newest nurses to the profession and includes a panel discussion on specialty practice and new nurse challenges. The conference will also feature breakout sessions, which will address timely subjects such as "how to get the job" and "managing shift work." The NHNA Student of the Year Award will be presented at the end of the conference.
"Many students will be thinking about that next step in their education," says Kinney. "We want to help students make the choice that is the best fit for them. We believe that educating them about our program will help them make this decision."
Upcoming Site Visits
March 7, NHTI: Concord's Community College, Concord, N.H.
March 10, St. Joseph Career Fair, Nashua, N.H.
March 11, NHNA annual student conference at SNHU, Hooksett, N.H. (open attendance, registration and fee required)
March 22, North Shore Community College, Danvers, Mass.
March 28, NHTI Education Fair, Concord, N.H.
April 8, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, Mass.
April 29, Frisbee Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.H.
The RN to BSN Degree Program at Saint Anselm College has a hybrid-online format, and small personal class sizes, giving students the convenience of online learning combined with a human connection. Our summer session begins May 23. For more information about summer classes or to apply, request information online.