State University in New Hampshire to offer Nursing Program
Plymouth State University in New Hampshire will be offering nursing degree programs this fall.
This is in response to a growing shortage of nurses, particularly in New Hampshire’s most rural areas.
According to Dr. Mary Bantell, Director of the PSU Department of Nursing, the new program will help fill the need for nurses by providing students with a quality education, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
“The nursing curriculum is a combination of theory and clinical/practicum courses,” Bantell said. “Students will have the opportunity for clinical learning experiences in various area health care facilities. Practical experiences will be supported by PSU’s Nursing Program new Hi-Tech SIM Man simulation laboratory.”
“Students graduating from our program will provide communities with competent, quality, nursing care in numerous patient care settings such as acute & intensive care, long term care, maternal child health, mental health and community health/home health,” Bantell said.
Based on the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, RNs are among the “top of the list of occupations with the most projected openings.” As of 2010 there were 613 openings annually in New Hampshire with a 31% increase projected over the 10-year period between 2006 and 2016. With 12,489 nurses employed in NH, that represents an additional 4000 nurses needed by 2016.
For more details visit Plymouth State University