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MEDIA ADVISORY: SPECIAL EVENT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 at 10:00 AM
Winona State University to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program in Red Wing area with classes at MSC Southeast's Red Wing Campus
Agreement Signing:RN-BSN Completion Program
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am
Minnesota State College Southeast, Red Wing Campus
308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing, MN
Red Wing, MN (August 3, 2017) -- For associate degree nurses -- also known as registered nurses -- earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing can become the pathway to a more challenging career with increased responsibilities and rewards.
Winona State University has already developed a successful RN to BSN completion program serving nurses in Rochester and La Crescent, and beginning this fall, WSU will expand its programming to include the Red Wing area. Hybrid/blended classes will combine online study with classroom/lab study at Minnesota State College Southeast's Red Wing campus. The RN-BS Completion program is designed to be flexible for working RNs, with part-time (2, 3 or 4 year) and full-time (1 year) plans of study available.
Although the face-to-face component of the coursework takes place at MSC Southeast, enrollment in the program is managed through Winona State University and classes will be taught by WSU faculty. WSU will hold information sessions in Red Wing beginning later in August and throughout the fall semester. At these sessions, WSU faculty will be available to advise potential students and help with the admission process.
- Selected online-only courses will be offered for qualified Red Wing area students beginning in Fall 2017.
- Required RN-BS Completion courses are anticipated to start in Red Wing in January 2018.
A special event is planned on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 am to celebrate this new partnership at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing. College leadership from both institutions will sign an agreement and will be available to be answer questions. Refreshments will be served.
"My hope is that this is just the beginning of new programmatic collaborations and connections for the Winona and Red Wing communities," says Dr. Patricia Rogers, Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Winona State University.
"Being able to host a bachelor's degree completion program on our Red Wing campus is an exciting first step in expanding our service to the community," adds Dr. Dorothy Duran, President of Minnesota State College Southeast. "There is great demand for higher education opportunities here, as well as a need for health care professionals with advanced qualifications."
For more information or to apply for admission, email RN-BSCompletion@winona.edu or call 507-285-7349 (800-366-5418, extension 7349). See http://www.winona.edu/undergrad-nursing/default.asp for additional details.
About Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.
About Winona State University
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with just over 8,100 students on campuses in Winona and Rochester. The oldest member of the Minnesota State system, WSU offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs in five colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Science & Engineering. Winona State is ranked as the second public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges," has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for 13 years in a row, and has been featured as one of America's 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 21 consecutive years. The university's mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve: a community of learners improving our world. For more information, visit winona.edu.