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UofM Lambuth introduces Accelerated BSN program to campus

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The University of Memphis Lambuth campus is already preparing for the fall semester. The university is excited about the introduction of a new nursing program at the campus.

The university is introducing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to the Lambuth campus. The program is designed for students who have previously received another bachelor’s degree and the curriculum can be completed in 14 months.

With the addition of this new program, the university hopes to continue meeting the needs of the community and local healthcare system.

“I would say if you have it in your mind you want to be a nurse, absolutely come see us. We can get you on a path to become a nurse. There’s has never been a greater need for nurses particularly in this area. Especially, if you think about the COVID pandemic and how that has affected the health of everybody in this rural area. We know that there is a greater need and we are excited to able to offer this program so we can further meet those needs,” said Brad Harrell, the Assistant Dean of Nursing.

The Dean of the Lambuth campus explaining how nurses who graduate from the program are highly prepared to enter the workforce.

“Our data shows that our nurses perform as well, if not better than the nurses that are graduating from all institutions. We are very excited about that. We have a very high NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rate on the first go-around and our employment rate is significant with the local hospital system here,” said Niles Reddick, the Dean of the Lambuth campus.

The university is currently taking applications for the Accelerated BSN program for the fall semester. Students must apply for the fall 2021 semester by July 1st.

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