Kaelan Schultz, from left, Alicia Koredjian and Elizabeth Huff treat a trauma patient in the Brenau Nursing Sim Lab on Tuesday, April 12, 2106, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Kaelan Schultz, from left, Alicia Koredjian and Elizabeth Huff treat a trauma patient in the Brenau Nursing Sim Lab in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Affordable Brenau Nursing Program Keeps Applications Open for May 2017 Class

Mar 1, 2017
Kristen Bowman

Open house scheduled March 27 for scholarship and non-scholarship students

Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing announced Wednesday that it still has scholarship-eligible slots available for enrollment in the May 2017 cohort of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Applications will be accepted as long as spots are available and can be submitted by following instructions at www.brenau.edu/healthsciences/department-of-nursing/nursing-admission-process/.

The cohort will accept 60 total students who have completed the prerequisites for a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. Those interested are invited to an open house for the School of Nursing at 6 p.m., March 27. The school is located at Brenau East Campus, 1001 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville.

Dr. Sandra Allen, undergraduate chair for the nursing department in the College of Health Sciences, said it is an ideal time to enter the nursing profession.

“I think most people know that not only is nursing one of the most trusted professions in health care, there’s also a shortage of nurses nationally,” Allen said. “So the opportunities to find positions are great throughout the entire country. Our program specifically has what we call our mastery of content. This means, beyond the exceptional education our students receive, we work with them to provide additional resources to promote their success.”

Brenau’s School of Nursing aims to prepare professional nurses to improve quality of life. The nursing educational experience inspires commitment to personal and professional integrity, collaborative practice and community service. Nursing students at Brenau have opportunities to work with a state-of-the-art human patient simulator, become involved with the community through health fairs, participate in international study and work closely with other majors on projects that impact environmental sustainability.

Brenau’s nursing program dates back to 1978, when the Hall School of Nursing merged with the university. The BSN program has Georgia Board of Nursing approval and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Scholarship opportunities are available, and both Hope Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant can be utilized by students in the May 2017 cohort.

Allen said the open house will be a good opportunity for prospective students to come in, see the school, meet current students, speak with faculty, take a tour and more.

“Our faculty is very engaged and our students do wonderful work,” Allen said. “You can truly see that everyone is really working together collaboratively to help these students be successful.”