Announcing New BSN Program at Weimar Institute

The 2020 Class of Nursing with their nursing instructors.(Photo: Rodolfo Ramirez)

Starting in the fall of 2019 Weimar Institute of Nursing will be starting its first ever Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Weimar CA.

This development has come as a result of the regional accreditation that the Institute received earlier in March of this year.

Commenting on what the regional accreditation of the college means, Dr. Follett says “We couldn’t have a BSN without accreditation. And we couldn’t get nursing accreditation unless we have college accreditation.”

In the past students could graduate wth their nursing license however they would have to go to other schools to obtain their BSN.

The nursing faculty recognized a need for having a BSN program at Weimar because “magnet hospitals” are now requiring up to 80% of their nursing staff to have a BSN degree.1

Weimar’s BSN program will be unique. It will include classes such as health promotion, religion and health, and a nursing preceptorship during the summer where students can gain more experience working in an area of nursing they would like to specialize in.

The program will take one full year and classes are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends free.

In closing, Dr. Follett says, “We have had a quality nursing program, and I know the BSN will be a quality program as well.”

 

For more information about the Nursing Program, email us at winursing@weimar.edu or call 530-422-7999.

1 https://www.rn.com/headlines-in-health/driving-factors-behind-the-80-percent-bsn-by-2020-initiative/