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UniHealth Foundation Announces Award for New Bridge Program to Nursing Master's Degree

June 8, 2007 -- The UniHealth Foundation announced in late May that it will award the Mount $518,939 to create an ADN-to-MSN Bridge Program. The new program is designed to address California's shortage of nursing instructors by educating experienced RNs who have only completed an associate degree in nursing (ADN).

To accommodate working adults, bridge classes will be taught in the evenings and on weekends. Participants will be on track to earn master's degrees in as little as three years. The program will pay close attention to professional development, smoothing the transition from the field to teaching.

While strongly focused on the creation of nurse educators, the ADN-to-MSN Bridge Program will also allow students to choose from specialized tracks in leadership, clinical nurse specialist, and community health studies. The College plans to launch the program in fall 2008.

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