A group of eight Washington University registered nurses (RNs) received bachelor’s of science degrees in nursing in August as part of a new program that allows university RNs tuition remission when they pursue bachelor’s degrees at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
The group was the second to complete the program, which was launched in 2014 to help provide a solution to an estimated shortage of nurses and to enhance leadership among nurses at the School of Medicine.
“The RN to BSN program is a terrific opportunity for our tremendous nursing staff and for the School of Medicine,” said Legail P. Chandler, the university’s vice chancellor for human resources. “Not only are we doing something important to help address a predicted national shortage of nurses, we are supporting the training of leaders in nursing.”
A third group of registered nurses is beginning the program this month and will complete the program in August 2017.