University's expanded program will double its number of nursing students.
The Mayo Clinic is partnering with a Florida university to expand a 12-month accelerated nursing program to help fill the need for more nurses in the United States.
The Jacksonville University and Mayo Clinic 12-month Second Degree BSN Program within the Keigwin School of Nursing offers qualified individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree an accelerated path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in one year.
The partnership part of a growing trend in which hospitals and health systems team up with colleges to boost the U.S. nursing workforce, which is critically understaffed.
The university’s Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model will allow for flexible clinical scheduling, socialization to the role of the nurse, and the opportunity to create relationships with Mayo Clinic staff, according to the university.
"We're building on the highly successful ABSN programs already offered within the nationally recognized Keigwin School of Nursing with a longtime, world-class partner in healthcare, the Mayo Clinic," said Tim Cost, university president. "Jacksonville University and its preeminent nursing faculty are proud to educate students alongside skilled nurses in the most esteemed hospital in the state of Florida.”
Jacksonville University first launched its 12-month ABSN program in 2021 in partnership with provider Baptist Health and last year announced the program’s expansion to its Palm Coast location with the help of clinical partners such as Flagler Hospital.
The addition of the Mayo Clinic partnership now offers students three pathways into the program, providing flexibility for those looking to make a career change into nursing.
"Nurses are the heartbeat of Mayo Clinic and a critical part of the quality care that we provide to our patients," said Kent Thielen, MD, CEO, Mayo Clinic in Florida.
"Educating and training the nurses of tomorrow is a top priority across all of healthcare,” he said, “and we look forward to partnering with JU on this accelerated nursing program."
Carol Davis is the Nursing Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.
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The Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville University partnership provides an accelerated path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in one year.
Jacksonville University’s partnership with the Mayo Clinic is the university’s third nurse-boosting alliance.
The partnership part of a growing trend in which hospitals and health systems team up with colleges to boost the U.S. nursing workforce.