Are Apprenticeships an Underlooked Solution to Higher Ed Degree Completion?

Could apprenticeships be a strong alternative for RNs to obtain their BSN?

According to a new report by New America, hospitals with more BSN’s do generate better patient outcomes, but asking RN’s to get their degree while working full-time is admittedly difficult.

That’s what’s so appealing about the promise of nursing apprenticeship programs. These apprenticeships are partnerships between hospitals and universities willing to credit specific on-the-job apprenticeship training toward the student’s degree, with the respective employers offering time off for the students to participate in the classroom portions of the program to make earning their degree as easy for their RNs as possible.

The takeaway? Should we be considering and creatively pursuing apprenticeships in other fields or industries to make degree completion even more possible?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

As AVP of Marketing, Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.