Nursing is a dynamic profession. Nurses need a strong scientific base from which to practice in addition to the caring, compassionate qualities that are characteristic of the profession. The baccalaureate degree provides expanded practice opportunities for nurses in an increasingly complex, health care industry. Advances in science and technology have increased the knowledge and skill level needed by nurses.
Health care information and scientific discovery will continue to increase rapidly, creating a great challenge for professional nurses. Increased educational preparation, that includes strong scientific and liberal arts foundations, along with an evidenced-based nursing science core, positions nurses for career advancement in this exciting and rapidly changing profession.
The MVNU Bachelor of Science (Nursing Major) offers a convenient schedule for working adults to complete the degree in as little as 4 semesters. RNs with degrees from accredited associate or diploma granting programs are eligible to apply.
The Need for Nurses
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a need for 794,000 newly licensed nurses in the United States by 2008, a 22% increase above the average growth of all other occupations. Two-fifths of Ohio's "baby-boomers" will be retiring by 2010, while approximately one in seven new jobs for Ohioans will be in health care. The health care sector represents a stable workforce need, independent of fluctuations in the economy that largely determine other occupations.
Educating nurse leaders to model Christ in meeting the health care needs of the community through the ministry of nursing.