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New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Launched

“We expect our graduates to be caring leaders and change agents in the healthcare disciplines,” said Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson, recently named founding dean of the School of Nursing, of the potential impact the new School of Nursing may have on the region.
Posted April 01, 2021

An exciting addition is a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree starting this fall. Students interested in the degree will work on pre-requisite classes to determine admittance into the program their sophomore year.

According to Ferguson, approval has been received from the Virginia Board of Nursing and accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is being pursued. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become registered nurses.

Dr. Lisa Smithgall, senior vice president and chief nursing executive at Ballad Health, has worked with the nursing leadership at the College to provide clinical placements. “We fully believe that Emory & Henry will produce high-quality leaders and caring nurses who want to serve their community right here in the Appalachian Highlands,” said Smithgall.

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