HELENA – Carroll College has partnered with the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, TX to provide Master of Science in Nursing Leadership for Montana nurses.
The Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program will be available in the fall 2018 semester and is intended for licensed Montana nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Classes will consist of online coursework, clinical hours and video conferencing. Nurses will be able to continue to work their full-time jobs while enrolled.
The program will be administered and taught online through UIW but clinical courses will be held on the Carroll campus.
“With Carroll College planning to expand our graduate education outreach in both nursing and allied health in the future, this special collaboration between Carroll College and UIW is an exciting first step in offering distance learning graduate-level education opportunities to Montana’s nurses,” said Carroll College President Dr. John Cech. “We are committed at Carroll to adding programs which enhance the success of our graduates in the workforce.”
According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry an estimated 14% of all RNs will retire in the next ten years.
Carroll College President Dr. John Cech said this program will help develop the next generation of leadership in nursing.
“This program gives them an opportunity to pursue supervisory level positions from unit positions to a director of nursing to various positions in community health, “said Cech.
UIW will be offering a 25% percent tuition discount for Montana nurses who enroll in the program and additional incentives will be available for Carroll College nursing graduates.
UIW President Dr. Thomas Evans, former Carroll College president, said this program is a strong fit for both institutions.
“It provides the opportunity for students to benefit from an even more diverse program by bringing together nurses from Montana and Texas – two states on opposite U.S. borders – to share their wealth of professional experiences and insights,” said Evans.
This is the second Master’s degree opportunity to be offered at Carroll. A Master of Accountancy program was established in January 2018.