The University of Providence’s Accelerated BSN programs in Anchorage, Alaska and Lewistown, Montana are growing fast! 34 students are one step closer to becoming licensed registered nurses.
The students are part of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program encourages applicants from the local communities of Lewistown, Montana and Anchorage, Alaska, as well as supports applicants who are willing to relocate to the clinical sites.
The 12-month program kicked off in January with 16 students in Lewistown and 18 students in Anchorage. The Alaska location saw 225% growth compared to last year. The need for nurses throughout the country is growing and was accelerated by the current pandemic. All students will participate in clinical and classroom experiences with experienced nursing staff to receive real-world experience and application.
“I was so glad to discover the University of Providence Accelerated BSN program here in Anchorage! I was already working with Providence as a Respiratory Therapist but was looking at different options for broadening my education and this program fit perfectly. I have an enormous range of interests and hope that adding a BSN degree will widen my foundation so that I can find a specialty that is perfect for me. I couldn’t be more excited,” said Chelsea Gardner, a student in the BSN program.
About the Accelerated BSN program
UP’s Accelerated BSN program allows students interested in a nursing major to follow fast track nursing career path, working with nursing staff on site.
Students will be qualified to take the national licensure exam to become licensed registered nurses after graduation in December.
UP’s Accelerated BSN program is open to any applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any field. As part of the university’s partnership with Providence Health, all Providence caregivers are able to receive continuing education at a considerable discount. This exciting tuition benefit is available in a variety of certificate and degree options.
Applications for the 2022 Accelerated BSN Cohort will be open from April 1,2021 – June 15, 202.