Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Thank you for your interest in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. We are excited about our nursing program and believe we are preparing nurses for a wonderful and challenging career. The opportunities available to nurses are growing daily. We look forward to meeting you to discuss this exciting and dynamic profession!

Mission statement
Educating nurse leaders in a Christ-like environment to meet the healthcare needs of the community through the ministry of nursing.

The Need for Nurses
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Projections 2010-2020 released in February 2012, the Registered Nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020. It is expected that the number of employed nurses will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020, an increase of 712,000 or 26%. The projections further explain the need for 495,500 replacements in the nursing workforce bringing the total number of job opening for nurses due to growth and replacements to 1.2 million by 2020.

Major: Bachelor of Science with a Nursing Major
The four-year nursing program includes one year of pre-nursing courses. Students should apply for admission to the nursing program during the spring of their pre-nursing year.

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