Providing an affordable, high-quality online degree from a not-for-profit regionally ranked institution
June 21, 2019 – A new partnership between Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE), the leading healthcare workforce development company, and Webster University, a regionally ranked not-for-profit university based out of St Louis, will allow more Registered Nurses (RN) to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
This partnership will ensure RNs seeking a BSN have the best quality program available at an affordable cost.
“Our faculty recognizes the work experience of the RN student. We use this experience to engage students in the online classroom,” said Janice Palmer, chair of the Nursing Department at Webster University. “We also know that returning to school can be a concern for students as they juggle work, home, family, and life. The faculty members have been in the students’ shoes. Along with the many resources available to online students, including the library and writing center staff support, the faculty care about, and support students as they pursue their BSN, including one-on-one sessions.”
Julie DeLoia, Ph.D, Academic Strategist at Dignity Health Global Education said, “Nurses play a key role in patient quality of care and positive outcomes. As the healthcare system has gotten increasingly complex, there has been a push for front line nurses to have a minimum of a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Evidence has borne out that a higher level of education for nurses is associated with better patient outcomes and a lower mortality rate. For these reasons, the Institute of Medicine in 2010 recommended that by the year 2020, 80 percent of nurses should have at least a BSN. Currently, we are short of this goal, with an estimated 55 - 60% of nurses earning a minimum of a BSN. Our partnership, bringing together high quality at an affordable price point helps achieve this goal.”
Webster University has been offering RN to BSN education for 39 years. It’s well known for having small class sizes that promote individualized attention and a faculty that is committed to staying current with trends in nursing education and healthcare, engaging in the learning process and welcoming the experience and expertise of the RN student.
Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) is a joint venture between Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit U.S. health system, and Global University Systems (GUS), an international network of higher-education institutions. DHGE is committed to providing exceptional, innovative and best-in-class healthcare education and workforce development solutions - made with industry, for industry.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.