The RN-to-BSN track was created to serve registered nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, enhance their practice and grow as health care professionals. The program is offered on a part-time basis so nurses may continue to work full-time as they pursue the degree.
A pre-licensure track is anticipated to begin Fall 2012 to serve those in the region who are not nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program will include two years of pre-requisite, and liberal arts and science courses before the upper division nursing major begins in Fall 2014. Admission into the upper division major will be competitive. Admission to Union College will not guarantee admission to the upper division major.
The athletic training program prepares students to take the Board of Certification exam and/or to pursue graduate studies. Students get excellent hands-on experience through access to multiple team physicians, clinical settings, Union’s 23 athletic programs and opportunities to intern with professional sports teams and in other settings.
The RN-to-BSN program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE), and will seek accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, the program has development status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing to develop the pre-licensure track.
The nursing program at Union College is scheduled for an on-site evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in September 2012. As a part of this process, CCNE requires that our communities of interest have the opportunity to provide written comments and input for the evaluation team. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until August 20, 2012. All comments should be sent to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036