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Manchester University Announces Nursing Programs in Fort Wayne


Manchester University announced two new nursing programs out of the Fort Wayne campus are now taking applications for the fall.

Beth Schultz is the founding director of the nursing program. She says with Fort Wayne continuing to grow and more healthcare moving into the area, the need for nurses will also continue to increase.

One of the programs is an accelerated program for people who already have a degree in another field, but wish to pursue a bachelor’s in nursing. The goal for this program is to quickly meet that increasing demand for health care professionals.

Schultz says the program hopes to innovate through its partnerships with community organizations.

“So, we have a community engagement course that’ll be unique to Manchester. And we will assess and identify needs within the community and work with people that are served by that organization or that work for the organization to say ‘how can we meet the needs of the community?’”

The accelerated program is a 16-month program, while the traditional bachelor’s in nursing program begins with a two year program, followed by more advanced work.

Ella Abbott is a multimedia reporter for 89.1 WBOI. She is a strong believer in the ways audio storytelling can engage an audience and create a sensory experience.
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