Simpson University Launches Pre-Nursing Program

For Immediate Release

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University announces the launch of a new pre-nursing program offered for traditional undergraduate students in fall 2007.  The two-year program in pre-nursing is designed to provide students with the prerequisite courses needed to enter a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program.

The pre-nursing program is part of a new curriculum plan at Simpson.  The university has recently launched a B.S.N., to respond to the high demand for nursing programs in northern California.

"Pre-nursing students at Simpson University will have a unique experience.  Class sizes are small, with no more than 16 students per lab, and the classes are taught by professors who are available to their students," said Assistant Professor of Biology, Pam Van der Werff.

Simpson University offers the opportunity to integrate pre-nursing courses into certain B.A. programs, thereby allowing students who major in another field the option of continuing their education by pursuing a nursing degree.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Robin Dummer, said, "Simpson University's motto since its founding in 1921, has been 'Gateway to World Service'.  The pre-nursing curriculum fits well within our mission to serve by preparing students for nursing programs at the bachelor degree level."


Contact: SU Public Relations
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