Xavier University’s School of Nursing has received two grants from the Ohio Board of Nursing Nurse Education Grant Program for 2011-2013.
“These awards support the increased enrollment capacity of our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs so we can maintain the high quality of education for which Xavier is known as we continue to increase class size,” says Susan Schmidt, BSN, MSN, PhD, CNL, COHN-S, CNS, director of Xavier’s School of Nursing.
Xavier’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program received $199,784 to support the teaching of advanced techniques for addressing healthcare delivery quality and safety across all practicum sites in the undergraduate program. This includes enhancement of existing simulation labs and practicum experiences and curricular enrichment via quality and safety competencies in nursing (QSEN).
The Master of Science in Nursing received $174,388, allowing Xavier to make the MSN degree more flexible. It will be easier to reach the growing number of local RNs and nurses across Ohio currently taught by Xavier through video conferencing. This second grant will purchase new cameras to improve the video conferencing experience. In addition, it will prepare graduate level nurses to become nursing faculty and train future nurses. Xavier’s MSN program has experienced a 135% increase since 2004.
Two new nursing faculty will be employed to support the implementation of the grant goals.