Ancilla Offers Accelerated Nursing Program


Ancilla College students can graduate with an associate degree in nursing in four semesters, thanks to recent changes within the program.

Director of Nursing and Health Sciences Ann Fitzgerald says students can now be admitted directly into the program. Admission tests and state licensing have not changed, but Fitzgerald says Ancilla has made the program simpler to get into a quicker to get through.

The entire RN program can be completed in four semesters with 62 credit hours. Fitzgerald adds small class sizes give students more individual attention.

All economic indicators show the health care industry is booming. Jobs are plentiful, and data shows one in four new jobs will be in the health care industry in the next 10 years. Ancilla also offers a one-year LPN to RN bridge, a Medical Assistant certificate, and CNA, Health Science, Exercise Science, Professional Health Studies and more programs and degrees.

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