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UofL program to allow degree-holding career changers to transition to a master’s degree in nursing

Students will earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2014) — Career changers with a baccalaureate degree in another field can make the transition into health care through the University of Louisville School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) program beginning in the summer of 2015.

uoflnursingUpon completion of the two-year program, students will receive both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. They will be prepared as entry-level professional nurses and eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nursing licensure.

“The MEPN allows for a seamless transition from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree that recognizes the broad based learning that occurred with the first degree,” said S. Lee Ridner, PhD, FNP-BC, associate dean of graduate programs, UofL School of Nursing. “It permits students to take the next logical step in their educational progression without requiring a completely separate second bachelor’s degree.”

Students who graduate with a MEPN and want to become advanced practice registered nurses must complete a post-master’s certificate program, also offered through the school.

The application deadline for the MEPN Summer 2015 class is March 1. Information sessions will be held at the UofL School of Nursing, 555 South Floyd Street, room 2006 on Oct. 22 at 5:30p.m. and Oct. 27 at noon. The school plans to host two additional on-line informational sessions in November. To register for one of the sessions or to learn more contact [email protected], 502-852-1196 or 502-852-5825.

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