Profound changes in science, technology, and the healthcare market continue to radically transform the practice of nursing—and the training of nurses.
To prepare new nurses for the environment they will face, Hunter’s School of Nursing has entered into a partnership with Queens-borough Community College to enable that school’s associate RN graduates to move up to the next level—a prestigious Hunter College BS in nursing, making them highly sought after by hospitals throughout the city.
The RN-to-BS program is funded by a $300,000 grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation which provides financial sup-port and advising, allowing recipients to complete their studies within two years.
“Our foundation,” says Petrie executive director Beth Lief, “is completely committed to helping community college students prepare for good careers. Making this grant for RN students to acquire baccalaureate degrees from Hunter is a perfect fit for us.”
And there’s more to come. For the second year of the program, says Gail C. McCain, Joan Hansen Grabe Dean of Hunter’s School of Nursing, “we’re working on a second dual-degree program, with LaGuardia Community College.”