Mississippi College

School of Nursing Orientation Scheduled for May 1

April 23, 2008

The Mississippi College (MC) School of Nursing has scheduled orientation May 1 for its new on-line program, the RN-BSN Completion Track.

The program is designed for registered nurses who are graduates of a state-approved diploma or associate degree program to achieve their baccalaureate degree, said Dr. Mary Jean Padgett, dean of MC's School of Nursing.

About 14 students will be attending the orientation which will be held in the School of Nursing. The luncheon begins at noon, and the orientation concludes at 6 p.m. Students will become oriented with the college as well as register for courses during this time. "The orientation helps students feel like they are a part of Mississippi College," said Elizabeth Twiner, an MC nursing professor.

The three-semester program will begin the last week in May.

President Lee Royce and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ron Howard will join nursing faculty at the orientation. "We are determined to have the best on-line program available," Howard said. "I am happy to say that our nursing faculty are thoroughly devoted to making it so. They care deeply about all their students and about meeting the nursing needs of our state and region."

Twiner hopes the program will grow each year. "I hope each one of the new students will tell a friend or two so we will have an even bigger class next summer," she said.

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