The School of Nursing

As a major teaching and regional referral center, The Christ Hospital has strong programs in medicine, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral medicine, surgery and surgical subspecialties — all of which make this a great hospital for educating nurses.

Considering a career in nursing?

There’s no better time! Few occupations today are growing as rapidly as nursing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2006, opportunities for registered nurses (RN’s) will grow by 21%. Average growth for other occupations is significantly lower, only 14%. By their estimates, we will be experiencing a severe nursing shortage by 2010. Others predict this shortage is already upon us.

There’s no better time to begin preparing for your nursing career, and no better place to do it than The Christ Hospital School of Nursing. In 2002, our centennial year, we are celebrating 100 years of educating nurses who are known around the world for their clinical expertise.

After only two years of academic and clinical preparation, our students are ready to take their state licensing exam and enter the profession as registered nurses. Those who want to earn a bachelor’s degree after completing our program will find that our articulation agreements with area universities provide a smooth transition. And if they are hired to work as registered nurses at a Health Alliance hospital, they can pursue that BSN with financial assistance from their employer while earning a starting pay of $17.06 an hour, not including shift differential.

Is our program easy? No! But we offer the support services that will help you be successful and the financial assistance that can make your attendance possible.

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