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YU’s Katz School Launches Premier Fast-Track Nursing Program

The new program will allow students to finish nursing degree in just 16 months.

(Courtesy of YU) Meeting the urgent demand for more competent, caring and qualified nurses in the tristate area and across the nation, the Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University has created a premier program that will bring nurses into the field in just 16 months.

Featuring a cutting-edge curriculum that meets the most up-to-date standards for competency-based curriculum outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing is geared toward those with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree who wish to fast-track their entry into the field with a degree in nursing. The program is now accepting applications for this fall.

The program will work as follows: At Katz, nursing students will only need to take nursing courses and clinical rotations. This will allow them to graduate quickly in just 16 months with an immersive health science experience and fill urgently needed positions at hospitals and clinics locally and nationally.

“Yeshiva University’s new nursing program is another example of our values in action,” said Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University. “When we see a need in the world, we rise to meet it at the highest level of academic excellence. The program will launch in a brand- new, state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot facility. Yeshiva University is making a long-term investment in New York’s future.”

“Located in Midtown Manhattan — two blocks from Grand Central Station and surrounded by world-class hospitals — our students will gain unparalleled hands-on clinical experiences,” said Dr. Paul Russo, dean of the Katz School. “They will be prepared for jobs at the best hospitals, schools and clinics in the country. The market is huge for them with starting salaries for RNs in the New York area ranging from $100,000-$110,000.”

The nursing program joins the Katz School’s other top-tier healthcare programs that prepare highly skilled clinicians in physician assistant studies, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology programs. On average, 95% of Katz School health science graduates have passed their national licensure exams and are employed within six months of graduation in high-growth, high-wage careers.

“Katz School graduates are committed to improving health outcomes, quality of life and the experience of their patients,” said Selma Botman, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Our graduates will have boundless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.”

The accelerated bachelor’s of science degree in nursing will teach the latest methods, diagnostics and protocols for working with patients from all backgrounds and across the lifespan, preparing highly-trained, culturally competent registered professional nurses to provide evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare.

Students will master patient care skills in state-of-the-art health assessment, clinical skills and advanced clinical simulation laboratories and gain clinical experience in top-tier hospitals and clinics during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community clinical rotations.

“Our students will be able to focus on nursing and immerse themselves in a rigorous health science environment,” said Peggy Tallier, Katz School senior associate dean of nursing. “At the Katz School, our mission is clear: train the best students well and do it quickly, so they can contribute to the health of our community.”

Graduates will be qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), enabling them to take on generalist roles in a variety of health care settings.

For more information or to apply, visit www.yu.edu/nursing.

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