Harrogate, Tennessee, October 28, 2019—The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) is recruiting students to enter its acclaimed Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program in Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida.
The United States is projected to experience a shortage of registered nurses (RN) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2016-2026, registered nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2026. The RN workforce is expected to grow from 2.9 million in 2016 to 4.3 million in 2026, an increase of 15%. The American Journal of Medical Quality reports an estimated shortage of 900,000 nurses by 2030.
“The demand for qualified nurses continues to grow. There has never been a better time to pursue a career in nursing and the first step is finding a program that will challenge and prepare you,” said LMU Vice President and Dean of CSON Mary Anne Modrcin. “Our ASN program has a tremendous track record of producing highly qualified nurses. The proof is in our excellent NCLEX-RN pass rates and high employment rates among LMU graduates.”
LMU’s ASN program prepares graduates to be safe and effective caregivers who are able to function successfully in entry level RN positions after passing the NCLEX-RN State Board Exam. In 2018, 97% of LMU’s ASN graduates passed their NCLEX-RN exam on their first attempt. After receiving their RN license, graduates are eligible to work in any setting that hires registered nurses.
The CSON is currently accepting applications for new cohorts to begin in January at the former Physicians Regional Medical Center (PMRC) in Knoxville; Alcoa City Center in Blount County, Tennessee; and at LMU-Tampa at AdventHealth Tampa Health Park. The PRMC site is undergoing renovation. The LMU CSON still maintains a cohort for PRMC, but classes are currently being held at the LMU-Cedar Bluff or Blount sites. Once renovations to the former PRMC site are complete, students will return to the North Knoxville site. Additionally, LMU offers the ASN program in Kentucky at its Corbin off-campus site and will start its next cohort there in August 2020.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected].