Marian University Hosts Second Annual Come Explore Nursing event with St.Vincent on October 28

by News Release | Sep 21, 2015

Marian University promotes traditional programs, accelerated nursing degree for motivated career-changers; seeks solutions to state’s growing health care challenges

The Marian University Leighton School of Nursing will host the Second Annual Come Explore Nursing event in the lobby of St.Vincent Indianapolis on October 28. This special event is designed for prospective nursing students to explore the multiple paths available to enter the nursing profession. Indiana faces a looming shortage of medical professionals – including skilled nurses. Marian University is finding solutions to the state’s health care challenges, preparing tomorrow’s nurses to provide superior care with several paths into the profession – including an innovative accelerated program for college-educated career changers.  

The Second Annual Come Explore Nursing event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with current students, alumni, St. Vincent nursing leadership, admissions staff, and nursing faculty and learn about options for traditional and non-traditional nursing students at Marian University:

  • Traditional BSN: Campus program offered as a four-year degree;
  • RN to BSN: For licensed nurses seeking to further their education via Marian Adult Programs (MAP);
  • Accelerated BSN: For those with a previous bachelor’s degree, this nursing  program is offered on Marian University’s main campus in Indianapolis;
  • Online Accelerated BSN: A 16-month online program for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing major. Through the partnership with St.Vincent, Marian University provides a unique opportunity to make a career transition without starting over.


WHAT: Second Annual Come Explore Nursing, Marian University School of Nursing

Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 4-7 p.m.

WHO: The event is for anyone interested in the nursing field; attendees will hear from participants including St.Vincent nurses, Marian University Admissions representatives, Marian University School of Nursing staff & faculty, and representatives from Marian Adult Programs.

St.Vincent Indianapolis, Main Lobby - 2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis

Registered nurses are Indiana’s second most in-demand occupation (behind only physicians) according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s ‘Hoosier Hot Jobs’ list. Nearly half of all recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics); Marian’s accelerated nursing programs allow college grads to reinvent their career in just 16 months, meeting the urgent need for skilled nurses (and increasing their earning potential more than 40% higher than the average Indiana worker).

News Media Contact

Mark Apple
Vice President of Marketing Communications
(317) 955-6775

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