Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has recently acquired a new office in downtown Denver. This office is set to open March 25, 2020, for normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST Monday through Friday. The office will support Norwich’s online programs, including Norwich’s accredited nursing programs: Norwich’s online RN-BSN program (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and online Master of Science in Nursing program, which includes the new nurse practitioner concentration (adult gerontology, family, and psychiatric mental health tracks), set to launch in 2020 as part of Norwich’s new 2020 programs and concentrations.
Norwich online RN-BSN program
Similar to many areas across the U.S., Denver is in need of well qualified nurses, especially due to the continued population growth in Denver. New in 2019, the Norwich online RN to BSN degree completion program will address the specific needs to help nurses enhance their skillset to stand out in the increasingly changing healthcare industry. Nurses in Norwich’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can advance their career, prepare for a master’s degree, or expand in to a different area of healthcare.
Taught by subject matter experts in the field who hold master’s degrees, the online RN-BSN program will allow those accepted into the program to transfer up to 90-semester credits towards their degree and choose from several start dates per year for enrollment. Upon completion of Norwich’s RN-BSN program, those who wish to earn a master’s degree in nursing may enter into Norwich’s online Master of Science in Nursing program.
Norwich online Master of Science in Nursing program
According to Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, there are currently 61,000 licensed registered nurses with more than 18,000 additional registered nurses needed by the end of the century. With the increased need for expert nurse leaders, registered nurses have the opportunity to evolve their skills through the Norwich online Master of Science in Nursing program.
The online Master of Science in Nursing program helps nurses to pursue advanced roles in healthcare systems leadership, nursing education, nurse practitioner, or the field of nursing informatics by strengthening the crucial critical thinking, communication, and decision-making skills. Students can tailor their online nursing degree by choosing a concentration, which include:
- Healthcare Systems Leadership
- Nursing Education
- Nursing Informatics
- *NEW* Nurse Practitioner
- Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Healthcare Systems Leadership
The healthcare systems leadership concentration can position nurses to Lead healthcare organizations as a nurse administrator. The concentration can provide nurses with the finance, human resources, business management, and strategic planning understanding of organizations needed to lead an organization as a nurse administrator.
Nurses can qualify themselves to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam through learning advanced clinical concepts, such as pharmacology and health assessment, curriculum and instruction, as well as measurement, assessment, and evaluation, through Norwich’s online nursing education concentration.
Through Norwich’s online nursing informatics concentration, nurses can be eligible to sit for the ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification Exam. This concentration can provide nurses with the key critical analysis, creative problem solving, solution implementation, and communication skills to analyze date to input policy changes for enhanced patient care.
New in 2020: Norwich online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner concentration program
Many people across the U.S. are switching their primary healthcare physician to nurse practitioners who can provide effective mentoring and evidence-based care. This in-demand position is expected to outpace many other professions in the upcoming years, and according to Salary.com, the average nurse practitioner in Denver earns a salary of $109,266 – a salary higher than the national average for nurse practitioners. Nurses can become part of the growing field through Norwich’s online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner concentration, which is set to launch at the end of 2020.
Tailor your nurse practitioner degree with one of three Norwich online nurse practitioner concentration three certificate paths – adult gerontology, family, and psychiatric mental health. Once completing the online Master of Science in Nursing curriculum, students select the nurse certificate program of choice.
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Nurses in the Norwich online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner concentration: certificate in Acute Care-Adult Gerontology program can grow their skills in providing advanced care to acutely ill adult-gerontology patients.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurses can better assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and initiate, and manage treatment plans through Norwich’s online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner certificate.
Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health
Nurses can be better prepared to provide care in the mental health field including assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions, integration and implementation of care, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and related mental health treatments through Norwich’s online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner concentration: Psychiatric Mental Health advanced certificate.
Please visit online.norwich.edu for more information on Norwich’s online nursing programs and new Denver office, or contact our admission’s team at firstname.lastname@example.org and 1 (866) 684-7237.