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Open House for R.N. to B.S.N. Program

Registered nurses interested in adding the bachelor of science in nursing to their credentials are invited to a drop-in open house for Mars Hill University’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing. The event will happen from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at MHU’s Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies on Airport Road in Arden.

The open house will give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about Mars Hill’s accredited Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.) program. Students and faculty from the Judge-McRae School of Nursing will share information, and financial aid representatives will be available to answer questions about scholarships and other tuition assistance options. Nurses who attend may bring their college transcripts for preliminary review, and application fees will be waived for open house attendees.

Mars Hill University received a federal Nursing Workforce Diversity grant which provides financial and other assistance, making this an opportune time for registered nurses from backgrounds that are underrepresented among the current nursing workforce to explore additional education. The grant gives Mars Hill an opportunity to increase the number of nursing graduates who are diverse, representative of their communities, and skilled in serving disadvantaged communities with cultural sensitivity and compassionate care.

The university also is part of a new agreement which streamlines the process for R.N.s who earned their associate’s degree from a North Carolina community college and wish to pursue their bachelor’s degree. That agreement provides a path for those students to pursue the B.S.N. without having to duplicate general education and prerequisite nursing courses.

Depending on academic credits earned in the associate degree, students may complete the R.N. to B.S.N. program in as little as one year. Mars Hill’s program is the only seated (classes are offered in-person, rather than strictly online)  R.N. to B.S.N. in Western North Carolina.  Classes meet one evening per week at the Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies at 303B Airport Road, Arden.

For more information, contact the Judge-McRae School of Nursing at (828) 689-1600 or nursing@mhu.edu.

About the Judge-McRae School of Nursing

The Judge-McRae School of Nursing offers classes in the R.N. to B.S.N. program at Mars Hill’s Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies. The pre-licensure BSN program is offered in the Ferguson Health Sciences Center on the main university campus. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Mars Hill University (Judge-McRae School of Nursing) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). The Judge-McRae School of Nursing and Ferguson Health Sciences Center received support from GoldenLEAF Foundation.

About the Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D19HP30867 and title Nursing Workforce Diversity in the amount of $2 million dollars and by nongovernmental sources.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

About Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees, as well as master’s degrees in criminal justice, elementary education, and management. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. The university’s Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies is located on Airport Road in Arden.


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