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Feb 2, 2015 | Harrison College

Harrison College Preparing Nursing Students for state’s Top “Hot 50 Jobs”

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Sam Klemet, Associate Manager of Public Relations
sam.klemet@harrison.edu
317.447.6051                                                                                                 

Becky Polston, APR
becky.polston@harrison.edu
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Harrison College Preparing Nursing Students for state’s Top “Hot 50 Jobs”
(Indianapolis - East Campus President Greg Bond available to discuss the growth of nursing careers)

Indianapolis – Feb. 2, 2015 – Harrison College, a private sector college serving nearly 4,000 students worldwide, is educating and preparing students for careers in some of Indiana’s “Hot 50 Jobs.”

According to the Department of Workforce Development in an announcement released today, Registered Nurse is the state’s hottest future profession with an annual growth of almost 18 percent.

“It is our goal to prepare students to fill in-demand jobs after college,” said Harrison College East Indianapolis Campus President Greg Bond.  “We have more than 460 students currently studying for careers in health sciences at our East Indianapolis campus alone, with many of them pursing degrees in nursing.  Today’s announcement from the Department of Workforce Development further confirms that we are educating students to work in some of the fastest growing, most needed jobs in the state.”

Harrison offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ASN) which is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing (ACEN).

Students who complete Harrison’s ASN program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and those who pass can become registered nurses.

Over the past five years, Harrison’s ASN students achieved at least a 91 percent pass rate on the NCLEX with two years at 100 percent and one at 97 percent.

Harrison also offers the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  It is available online, giving access to Hoosiers everywhere.

A complete list of the DWD’s 50 Hot Jobs can be found here.

What: Discussion on growth of the state’s nursing profession based on DWD’s “50 Hot Jobs” announcement

Who: Harrison College Indianapolis East Campus President Greg Bond is available for interviews

About Harrison College

Harrison College is a nationally accredited, career-focused higher education institution serving nearly 4,000 students worldwide. Founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, Harrison provides a supportive, customized learning environment to students through 13 campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and online. Harrison has graduated more than 75,000 students, with associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and certificates in more than 30 programs across six schools of study: business, criminal justice, health sciences, information technology, veterinary technology and The Chef’s Academy. Harrison is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national institutional accrediting body. For more information, visit harrison.edu or call (888) 544-4422.