Baylor's School of Nursing Will Host "Pre-Nursing Day" for Potential Students

Feb. 7, 2012

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Prospective nursing students are invited for a tour of the "Pre-Nursing Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, 3700 Worth St., in Dallas.

Pre-nursing students at Baylor's main campus in Waco, potential transfer students and those interested in the FastBacc program, which is a 12-month accelerated nursing program designed for those who have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, are encouraged to attend information sessions and participate in tours of the nursing school's labs, classrooms and housing options.

Cam Armstrong, director of student services at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, said faculty, staff and current nursing students will be available to answer questions and lead tours for guests. Participants also will be able to meet with representatives from financial aid and an academic advisor.

"It's a great opportunity to see the Dallas campus, especially for the pre-nursing students in Waco," Armstrong said. "Many have not seen the campus or the building, and we want them to see what the labs are like and to get a feeling for what their life would be like if they enrolled here."

There are limited spots available, and those interested in attending should RSVP to Jennett Hale.

The Louise Herrington School of Nursing hosts one "Pre-Nursing Day" each semester, but offer personal tours and advisement year-round.

For more information, visit the Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing or call (214) 820-4146.

About the Louise Herrington School of Nursing

More than 650 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in Baylor's nursing program. Pre-nursing students attend classes on Baylor's Waco campus for two years before completing upper-level and graduate program classes at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing on the Baylor University Medical Center campus in Dallas.

In the 100 years since the Louise Herrington School of Nursing opened, more than 5,300 graduates have gone on to pursue successful nursing careers around the world, with at least 500 graduates serving on the mission field.

The Baylor School of Nursing was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first bachelor of science in nursing degrees were awarded in 1954, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States.

In November 1999, the School was renamed the Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, made a $13 million endowment gift to the school.

The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree and a master of science in nursing degrees in advanced neonatal nursing, nursing administration and management, and family nurse practitioner programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School also offers a nurse midwifery doctorate in nursing practice (NM/DNP). Nearly 100 percent of Baylor School of Nursing graduates who seek employment upon graduation find a position within one month and most are employed upon graduation.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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