OAKLAND -- Holy Names University will be offering a new Master of Science in Nursing degree beginning next spring.
The new program will help students earn an MSN degree in two to three years. Students who focus on an advanced nursing degree will be equipped with more employment choices as they progress in their careers, the university said.
"This is an exciting time to be in the nursing field. Advances in health care are happening every day and there is a constant need to have qualified, compassionate nurses," said Dr. Miki Goodwin, HNU chair of the Department of Nursing.
The new RN-MSN program follows the grand opening of the Nursing Simulation Center in September. The 3,600 square foot facility includes two patient simulation rooms, a control room with audio/video recording and monitoring equipment, two conference rooms, a nursing skills classroom with six beds, a seating area, and storage space. The center provides an environment for students to test their clinical and decision-making skills in a simulated setting.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that a half-million nursing jobs will be added over the next five years.