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RN to BSN Class Gets Underway at Medical Center

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After nearly a year of planning and securing a partnership with Upper Iowa University, the first 8-week term for RNs to earn a BSN started on Tuesday, August 29, on the medical center campus.

The program, a hybrid model of both online and classroom work, is designed for current registered nurses to receive their bachelor’s degree in nursing.  For each term, students meet four times in a traditional classroom setting, with additional course work being done online.  Each term offers a full-time option of two courses, or a part-time option with one course.

Nine nurses have registered for this first 8-week session, and all but one are current Greene County Medical Center employees.  “This is a great opportunity for our nursing staff to further their education on a flexible schedule,” noted Katie Heldt, chief nursing officer, who worked diligently to get the program up and running.

The program is open to all registered nurses, not just medical center employees.  Those interested should contact Katie Heldt at 515-386-2114 for information on future sessions.