Everest College’s Salt Lake City Campus to Offer Nursing Degree Program

March 9, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018. The BLS cites technological advances in patient care, the increasing emphasis on preventive care, and the aging baby boomers as drivers of the field’s growth. To help meet the demand for nurses, Everest College has begun enrollment for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the college’s Salt Lake City campus.

The three-and-one-half-year baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing and, in addition to the baccalaureate level nursing courses, includes coursework in supportive general education and science courses. The program also includes 912 hours of clinical experience where students have supervised hands-on clinical training.

BSN graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN® licensing exam. Upon passing the exam, a graduate obtains licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

“We are proud to offer the BSN program at our campus,” said Stephanie Byrd, Everest Salt Lake City campus president. “With our new nursing science labs, and expert, hands-on instruction, our students will not only learn the biological, physical and social science aspects of nursing, but also the critical thinking skills that their future employers and patients will demand.”

Upon graduation, BSN graduates may work in entry-level nursing positions in hospitals and medical centers, school settings, physicians’ offices, urgent care and surgery centers, nursing home facilities and rehabilitation clinics. Career placement assistance is available for all Everest graduates.

About Everest

Everest College – Salt Lake City is located at 3280 West 3500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. The campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in accounting, business, computer information science, computer information systems, criminal justice, medical administrative assistant, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, network and internet security specialist, paralegal, pharmacy technician and surgical technologist. Everest campuses are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout North America. For more information, visit us at http://www.Everest.edu.

    Karen Kalil
    AVP PR, Corinthian Colleges
    (714) 825-7789

SOURCE Everest College

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