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Verbatim: Harrison College adds registered nursing program

Statement issued Wednesday:

Harrison College is now enrolling for the Registered Nursing program at its Fort Wayne campus; classes will begin on September 27th, 2010. The Registered Nursing program provides students with the skills needed for entry-level registered nurse staff positions in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of this full-time program will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

“Starting the Registered Nursing program truly shows the commitment that Harrison College has towards it students, local communities and to our excellence in the classroom. The city of Fort Wayne has identified a job growth in this area and Harrison College is proud to offer the proper education to prepare its students for a career in nursing,” states Janet Herman Regional Campus President.

To determine the most needed and viable degrees to launch, Harrison College uses a collaborative process that involves not only internal staff, but local business leaders as well. In fact, each Harrison campus maintains an Advisory Board, a panel of business leaders who meet regularly to provide feedback and suggestions to the college on course curriculum and provide insight on industry trends.

Chris Hutchinson, Director of Program Development for Harrison College, stated “To address the changing demands of the local workforce, Harrison College made the commitment to add the Registered Nursing program that will translate into viable career opportunities for its graduates. We all are excited for the Fort Wayne campus and the role it will continue to play in providing graduates for local employers.”

The Registered Nursing program is designed to provide education for those students wanting a career-focused degree. In addition, given that students attend full-time, the Registered Nursing program may be completed in as little as two years.

Harrison College is an ACICS accredited institution dedicated to excellence in higher learning. In addition, the College has started the process of achieving initial accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). With a concentration on career-focused education, the college grants Associate and Bachelor Degrees. Students may earn a degree by attending one of 14 campuses throughout Indiana and Ohio, by taking classes 100% online, or a combination of classroom and online learning. Students may choose degrees from the Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences, Information Technology, and Veterinary Technology as well as the college’s culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College was founded in 1902.

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