In an effort to support the advanced education of local nursing professionals, the Aurora Health Foundation has provided a generous gift to the Lakeshore Area Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN) Degree Completion Program. The grant will help to support the program's expenses in its first year.
The BSN program, which debuted in summer 2005, is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as a collaborative degree program on the UW-Manitowoc, UW-Sheboygan and Lakeshore Technical College campuses for professionals already working in the nursing profession. The three local host campuses offer classes, taught by a UW-Oshkosh instructor, on a rotating semester basis. As a result, students need not leave their jobs or home communities to advance their nursing degrees to the bachelor’s level.
“UW-Manitowoc is grateful for the support of the Aurora Health Foundation as it will help the BSN Completion Program partners provide the lakeshore area with highly educated nurses,” said Mary Beth Emmerichs, UW-Manitowoc Interim Dean and CEO. “We thank the Aurora Health Foundation for its generosity to the program and for its understanding of the challenges faced by local nursing students. All of the lakeshore communities will benefit from having Bachelor's Degrees available to nurses close to home.”
For more information about the Lakeshore Area BSN Degree Completion Program, contact Nancy Ahrens, RN, MSN, program community outreach coordinator.