GMercyU unveils new ABSN program and facility in Philadelphia
What better way to celebrate National Nurses Week than by opening the doors to Gwynedd Mercy University’s new state-of-the-art facility, home of GMercyU’s first-ever Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.
Members of the entire GMercyU community joined President Kathleen Owens, Phd, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire and Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth, Dean of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions on May 5, 2015 as they officially cut the ribbon to the University’s latest expansion at its Center City campus, conveniently located in the Public Ledger Building at 600 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
Guests were the first to get their hands on the newest technology equipping the new laboratories and classroom space, including the ever-so-popular SIM people. Students got their turn on May 11 when the first batch of ABSN participants arrived for class.
Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, the ABSN aims to produce future nursing leaders and features the high-quality education and clinical rotation opportunities that have long been hallmarks of the school’s nursing programs. The degree program takes as little as 15 months to complete.
The ABSN program is just another way GMercyU is keeping up with the latest healthcare trend of needing better-educated nurses.
“Leveraging this state-of-the-art facility, a rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty, we will not only enable students young and old to become bachelors-prepared nurses in as little as 15 months, but also position them for successful, long-term careers as the profession continues to evolve,” Dean Hollingsworth said.
GMercyU will be admitting new students three times a year: May, August and January. For more information, visit the ABSN program page.