Enrollment Continues Growth in Spring Semester

March 12, 2009
A record 110 students enrolled in Allen College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for the spring semester, a growth of almost 31% in comparison to the 84 MSN students enrolled in spring 2008. Overall, Allen College enrolled 433 students in the spring 2009 semester in three academic programs, compared to 417 in spring 2008. According to Allen Chancellor Jerry Durham, PhD, RN, FAAN, this enrollment figure sets a record at Allen College for the spring semester. This year also marks the first time in the College’s history that more students were enrolled in the spring semester than in the fall semester.

Based on current applications, Chancellor Durham reported that he expected the MSN program to enroll even more students in the fall semester. The program currently offers six tracks, including four tracks preparing nurse practitioners. The newest track preparing adult and gerontological nurse practitioners will admit students for the first time in fall 2009. In addition, Allen College will admit students for the first time in fall 2009 to two of the three tracks of the new Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) degree program--nuclear medicine technology and clinical laboratory sciences. A third track in diagnostic medical sonography will admit students in fall 2010. Chancellor Durham also reported that he expects at least 24 students to enroll in the 15-month accelerated BSN program in May 2009, an increase of five students in that program
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