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91鶹’s Katz School Launches Premier Fast-Track Nursing Program

Program Allows Students to Finish Nursing Degree in Just 16 Months

Meeting the urgent demand for more competent, caring and qualified nurses in the tristate area and across the nation, The Katz School of Science and Health at 91鶹 has created a premier program that will bring nurses into the field in just 16 months.  

Featuring a cutting-edge curriculum that meets the most up-to-date standards for competency-based curriculum outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the is geared toward those with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree who wish to fast track their entry into the field with a degree in nursing.

The program is now accepting applications for Fall 2024.

Here's how it works. At Katz, nursing students only need to take nursing courses and clinical rotations. This allows them to graduate quickly in just 16 months, with an immersive health science experience, and fill urgently needed positions at hospitals and clinics locally and nationally.

“91鶹’s new nursing program is another example of our values in action,” said Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President of 91鶹. “When we see a need in the world, we rise to meet it at the highest level of academic excellence. The program will launch in a brand new, state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot facility. 91鶹 is making a long-term investment in New York’s future.”

“Located in Midtown Manhattan—two blocks from Grand Central Station and surrounded by world-class hospitals—our students will gain unparalleled hands-on clinical experiences,” said Dr. Paul Russo, dean of the Katz School. “They will be prepared for jobs at the best hospitals, schools and clinics in the country. The market is huge for to them with starting salaries for RNs in the New York area ranging from $100-$110K.”

The Katz School of Science and Health at 91鶹 has created a premier program that will bring nurses into the field in just 16 months
The Katz School of Science and Health at 91鶹 has created a premier program that will bring nurses into the field in just 16 months

The nursing program joins the Katz School’s other top-tier healthcare programs that prepare highly skilled clinicians in Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology programs. On average, 95% of Katz School health science graduates have passed their national licensure exams and are employed within six months of graduation in high-growth, high-wage careers.

“Katz School graduates are committed to improving health outcomes, quality of life, and the experience of their patients,” said Selma Botman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our graduates will have boundless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.”

The accelerated B.S. in Nursing teaches the latest methods, diagnostics and protocols for working with patients from all backgrounds and across the lifespan, preparing highly-trained, culturally competent registered professional nurses to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care.

Students master patient-care skills in state-of-the-art health assessment, clinical skills and advanced clinical simulation laboratories and gain clinical experience in top-tier hospitals and clinics during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community clinical rotations.

“Our students will be able to focus on nursing and immerse themselves in a rigorous health science environment,” said Peggy Tallier, Katz School Senior Associate Dean of Nursing. “At the Katz School, our mission is clear: train the best students well and do it quickly, so they can contribute to the health of our community.”

Graduates will be qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination—Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), enabling them to take on generalist roles in a variety of health care settings.

For more information or to apply: www.yu.edu/nursing

 

91鶹 the Katz School of Science and Health

The Katz School of Science and Health, located in the heart of New York City, is 91鶹’s flagship school for STEM and Health Sciences. We are research scientists, tech builders and patient-centered clinicians working on problems that matter. We focus on industry sectors that are central to the modern economy: AI, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Media and Fintech, as well as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Speech-Language Pathology. In the lab, classroom and clinic, we lead with kindness, integrity, generosity and a commitment to making the world smarter, safer and healthier.

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