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July 29, 2022

Fairfield U. and Albertus team up to meet increasing demand for nurses


Fairfield University and Albertus Magnus College have joined forces to help students interested in becoming nurses earn their degrees quicker.

The partnership was forged due to an increasing demand for nurses in the healthcare field.

Under the agreement, Albertus students can achieve a second bachelor’s degree by completing 15 additional months of study.

Albertus students interested in applying need to complete a bachelor’s degree and required courses at Albertus to be eligible for admission. 

Under the program, students who earn a bachelor’s degree in biology or general health studies can apply for the accelerated second degree in nursing program at Fairfield University. In 15 months they can earn the second degree, a B.S. in nursing. 

Albertus’ Vice President of Academic Affairs Sean O’Connell said the partnership is a win-win for students.

“This opportunity provides a practical, cost-effective pathway for our students who want to make a difference in today’s healthcare environment, where the need for qualified nurses is at a premium,” said O’Connell.

Fairfield University’s Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean Meredith Kazer said the agreement with Albertus helps fulfill the urgent need for nurses.

“So often we hear from students that they think they’d make a great nurse but don’t have an undergraduate degree in nursing,” Kazer said. 

The deadline for the first group of applicants to apply is Dec. 1. 

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