New semester comes with new nursing program at SFC
Within the next few years, the aging population will draw a higher demand on the nursing profession, but Santa Fe College Nursing Programs Director Lois Ellis says a new program may help draw more nurses to the field. Santa Fe is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program, allowing nursing students with an Associate’s degree to complete a full Bachelor’s. Ellis says the higher degree allows students to gain more knowledge in a wider array of topics.
The courses are offered largely online to allow students to work while completing the advanced degree. Ellis says the University of Florida ceased their completion program in 2007 because of economic reasons, so Santa Fe felt it was important to reopen the avenue to allow their students this opportunity.
She says once students are working through the program Santa Fe will try to gain national accreditation for the program.
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