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Franklin University Announces New B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN) Major

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) Major to its College of Health & Public Administration online offerings beginning in Winter 2012.  

The online degree completion program offers registered nurses* an efficient way to enhance their ability to provide quality patient care and concurrently strengthen their value in the fast-growing nursing profession.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is expected to create more than 580,000 jobs in nursing over the next decade.  And, responding to a growing body of knowledge that shows the relationship between highly educated nurses and improved patient care outcomes, employers increasingly hire, retain, and promote nurses who have earned their BSN.

Franklin University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Major is especially crafted to build on the unique attributes and expertise of adult learners. As a registered nurse (RN) with an associate’s degree (ADN) or a nursing diploma, the comprehensive coursework can help you acquire stronger clinical reasoning, analytical, and leadership skills.

Comprised of 6-week, all-online courses, the major is designed with the highest industry standards and uses the latest learning and assessment tools.

The curriculum will refine your understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patient care across the healthcare continuum.  It integrates critical analysis with problem-solving in a hands-on approach that is intended to improve your communication skills, as well as your industry expertise. 

Your studies are underscored by the extensive nursing experience of the program’s highly qualified faculty, as well as Franklin’s tried-and-true online teaching methods and broad offering of healthcare degree programs. 

By drawing on shared industry knowledge and incorporating the latest trends in healthcare delivery, our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Major offers you a relevant, timely, and quality education that prepares you for increased employment opportunities and prepares you for graduate studies.

The newly introduced Franklin University College of Health & Public Administration provides excellence in healthcare and public administration education by preparing professionals to improve the quality of life in diverse communities through leadership and public service. Undergraduate majors are available in Allied Healthcare Management, Healthcare Information Systems Management, Public Safety Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Healthcare Management, as well as in Safety, Security & Emergency Management. 

*This degree program is restricted to students with current RN licenses.   Program availability varies by state.  Please email for additional information.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science programs) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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