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Taylor-IWU Partnership Creates 3+1 Nursing Program

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Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University have announced a cooperative program that will lead to the creation of a three-year pre-nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing training program in Indiana Wesleyan’s School of Nursing.

Taylor and IWU officials say the Nursing 3+1 Program enables students to earn two bachelor degrees in four years at a cost comparable to earning a single four-year degree. In the program, students will:

  • Build a scientific foundation in biology, chemistry, and kinesiology,
  • Gain a liberal arts education that develops skills in critical thinking and problem solving,
  • Develop understanding of the complexity of health-related issues,
  • Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, fully prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure examination,
  • Have the opportunity to travel to Uganda or Ecuador and gain allied health experience in a foreign culture,
  • And work directly with Taylor’s Health Professions Advisor for personal academic and career guidance.

According to Taylor and IWU administrators, students in the program will experience a variety of allied health professions. Students who wish to change their majors can apply earned credits toward a related degree and still finish in four years.

“The cooperative nursing program between Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University is very much in alignment with our mission statement here at Taylor,” said Taylor Provost Dr. Jeff Moshier. “It also is very much in alignment with the heart of our students’ desire to bring restoration and wholeness to those who need it. This program is very people oriented, and is the kind of program that lives out the proclamation of Christ’s message of healing because they will be involved where people hurt and serve those with great need. I believe this will be a strong program.”

“This partnership with Taylor demonstrates collaboration with CCCU schools, and we believe it is a program that will greatly benefit students from across the nation and potentially students from across the world,” said Dr. Barbara A. Ihrke, Vice President for Academic Affairs in the School of Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University. “We look forward to helping students fulfill their academic and career goals.”