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Strayer University's Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Strayer University today announced the accreditation of its online
Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program.
The program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE), http://www.aacn.nche.edu/,
helps working nurses achieve their BSN and stay competitive in the
evolving healthcare industry.

"Healthcare is changing rapidly, driven by the increased use of
technology and an aging population with complex chronic conditions,"
said Brian Jones, President of Strayer University. "Students want to
develop their skills and increase earning potential, while healthcare
human resource managers are looking for nurses that are better prepared
for team-based, data-driven, coordinated care."

The Strayer RN to BSN program emphasizes interdisciplinary
collaboration, safety and quality improvement, informatics,
evidence-based practice, ethics and leadership, data management,
community health, and clinical reasoning and intuition. Learning
outcomes of the program include applying knowledge of healthcare policy
and regulatory requirements to effectively function in today's
healthcare environment, as well as providing equitable,
culturally-competent care to all patients.

"Only about half of today's registered nurses hold a BSN degree," said
Hannah Hughes, Vice Provost and Dean of Strayer University's School of
Nursing. "The Institute of Medicine recommends that by 2020, that number
should reach 80 percent. The power of Strayer's online RN to BSN program
is that it enables working students to broaden their perspective on
patient care delivery and the overall healthcare system, which creates a
strong foundation for career advancement. I personally know the impact
that educational advancement can have and am excited to support our
students in achieving their personal and professional goals."

All new BSN students must hold an active, unencumbered RN license, which
earns a minimum of 45 credits toward their 180-credit BSN. Students can
also receive up to 90 additional transfer credits for previous
coursework and degrees. Ten courses must be taken through Strayer
University and can be completed in as little as 12 months (4 quarters)*.
The Strayer nursing team works with all students to determine a course
schedule that is right for them.

The program's entire faculty and staff are nurses who understand the
importance of flexibility for working adult students. Strayer's program
accounts for these demands.

To learn more about the Strayer BSN program, visit: http://www.strayer.edu/degree/bachelors-degree/nursing

For more information about Strayer's accreditation and approvals visit: http://www.strayer.edu/college-accreditation

About Strayer University

Founded in 1892, Strayer University is a proprietary institution of
higher learning that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs
in business administration, accounting, information technology,
education, health services administration, nursing, public
administration, and criminal justice, to working adult students. The
University includes Strayer@Work, which serves corporate clients by
delivering the next generation of performance improvement and workforce
development. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online and
corporate training program through its Jack Welch Management
Institute. Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher
Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by
the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation. For more information on Strayer University visit www.strayer.edu.

*Completion of the RN to BSN program in as little as one year (4
quarters) requires a full-time schedule of 3 courses per quarter and
assumes the student transfers in the maximum amount of transfer credit
(135 quarter credit hours) for the program.

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