Union College’s newest nursing class was honored recently during a white coat ceremony commemorating the students’ induction into the Edna Jenkins Mann School of Nursing. Dr. Marisa Greer, Dean of Nursing, welcomed 18 new students into Union’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with the ceremony. Students have completed the core portion of their undergraduate curriculum and will now focus on upper level courses, which for the nursing students includes clinical experience at Union’s partner facilities. During the ceremony, Dr. Greer gave each student a white nursing coat recognizing their introduction to the traditions and practice of nursing.
Union College is now offering a fully online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. Students can enroll now for the first class, beginning on October 17, at only $340 per credit hour. Union’s MBA program will consist of 30 credit hours. MBA students should have an undergraduate degree in business or may complete Union’s foundational courses prior to application. The degree can be completed in less than 24 months.
All 14 of Union College’s pre-licensure nursing graduates have earned full licensure to practice as registered nurses. The group of students entered the program in 2012 as Union’s inaugural class and have set a benchmark for students in the program to follow. All of the students that interviewed for nursing positions were offered jobs prior to graduation and issued provisional licenses to practice. At this point, Union’s inaugural class is 100 percent nationally certified and 100 percent employed.
Registered nurses working across Kentucky and beyond can now earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing completely online with Union College’s new online RN-BSN program. Dr. David Johns, Union’s Vice-President of Academic Affairs, announced the launch of the program last week. The online adaptation of the program follows the initial development of the on-campus RN-BSN degree option at Union in 2010 through the Edna Jenkins Mann School of Nursing.