Nursing Open House Scheduled for April 10

Students Can Learn More About Siena Heights’ New RN to BSN Program

Siena Heights University will host a Nursing Open House from 6-8 p.m. April 10 in Dominican Hall on the Adrian campus.


The Higher Education Learning Commission recently granted final approval to Siena Heights University’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program, meaning classes will begin this fall.


“Our RN to BSN program is an opportunity for a registered nurse who has either a degree from a community college nursing program or a diploma nursing program to return to college and earn a BSN degree,” said SHU Director of Nursing Dr. Sue Idczak. “Our program will challenge a nurse to explore his or her values and beliefs about the profession of nursing, including concepts relating to diversity, spirituality, ethics, evidenced-based practice and leadership.”


She said the open house will be a great opportunity to learn more about the new RN to BSN program at Siena Heights. In fact, because of the expected demand, Idczak said she anticipates spots in the first class to fill quickly.


When designing Siena’s RN to BSN degree program, Idczak said she listened to what working nurses told her they needed. Courses will be practical and relevant to today’s health care professional. Students can tie their personal professional experience into the coursework. Siena Heights is also exploring other opportunities to expand the number of health care programs offered in the future.


“Siena Heights is excited about bringing a liberal arts nursing completion program to nurses in southern Michigan and northwest Ohio,” Idczak said. “We invite registered nurses, or anyone interested in a quality education, to contact us for further information about Siena Heights.”


For more information on nursing or to RSVP, please call 1-800-521-0009 or 517-264-7180.

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