Technology improvements, enrollment growth and more faculty members were among the reasons the nursing school at Charleston Southern University needed expansion. (Photo/provided)
Published Oct. 2, 2013
Charleston Southern University has expanded and renovated its nursing facilities to accommodate a tripling of the program’s enrollment by 2014. (Photo/provided)
Enrollment in the College of Nursing and Allied Health’s nursing program will triple to 120 students by 2014. More than 90% of Charleston Southern’s nursing graduates stay in the Lowcountry, according to the university.
David Dunlap, president and CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare, said in a news release, “Here at Roper St. Francis, we are thrilled that the already impressive bachelor’s degree in nursing program is being expanded at Charleston Southern University.”
In addition to more students, the program’s growth was also needed to accommodate new simulation technology for training, more faculty members and more online degree options, including a Master of Science in nursing for nurse educators.
“We have small faculty-to-student ratios, so the students get a lot of hands-on experience,” Tara Hulsey, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health, said in a statement.
The Charleston Southern nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.