Manhattanville College today announced that it will begin recruiting for its new Bachelor of Science Program in the new School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Applications are being accepted for the fall 2020 semester. The school is awaiting accreditation.
Manhattanville, a member of the BCW, now offers two degrees in nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing for traditional 4-year and transfer students as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for second-degree students who already hold a bachelor’s degree. The college is accepting applications immediately for the fall. More information is available at https://mville.edu/academics/school-nursing-and-health-sciences.
Manhattanville President Michael Geisler, Ph.D., recognized the assistance of community partners and elected officials during the approval process. He specifically thanked New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, New York State Assemblymember David Buchwald, and President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester, Marsha Gordon, for their support.
“Empathy and collaborative spirit are central Manhattanville qualities that are integral to success in nursing, and these qualities are enhanced through the College’s foundation in liberal arts and commitment to design thinking,” said Geisler. “Creating a School of Nursing and Health Sciences is an exciting step for the future of Manhattanville.”
Senator Mayer said, “Congratulations to Manhattanville College on establishing the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. A career in nursing offers competitive salaries and benefits, job security, career flexibility and the personal satisfaction that comes with helping and serving others. I was pleased to support Manhattanville’s efforts to establish the School of Nursing, which will help more students build fulfilling careers in an in-demand and growing field.”
“The Business Council of Westchester is fully supportive of educational programs that meet the critical needs of our region’s employers, especially in the area of health care which has long faced a nursing shortage and will continue to need nurses as the population ages,” said Gordon. “Congratulations to Manhattanville College on their award from the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council in support of their initiative to supply a pipeline of qualified nurses so our healthcare organizations in the Hudson Valley.”
The new school will help meet a growing national demand for nurses. The nursing field continues to grow at an accelerated rate, with the federal government projecting an expansion of 17% each year through 2028. With increasing emphasis on preventive and end-of-life care as well as an upsurge in chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity, nurses will populate more areas of the healthcare field than ever before.
Debra Simons, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.M.R., dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Manhattanville College and Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, said the programs will prepare students to be patient-centered providers, able to balance “high tech and high care,” which will impact quality of care and health outcomes as well as enhance the patient experience.
Manhattanville recently received a $60,000 grant to create state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Laboratories, equipped with human simulators and clinical simulation environments that emulate all levels of care.