Partnership Paves Way for Randolph Health Nurses to Obtain BSN at WPU
RALEIGH, N.C. — A new partnership between Randolph Health and William Peace University will help more nurses earn their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN), officials announced today.
Randolph Health, a healthcare system in Asheboro, N.C., is partnering with WPU’s RN-to-BSN program to offer its employees a tuition discount.
The University’s RN-to-BSN program offers both hybrid and online classes, a huge benefit for employees who live about 90 minutes from the downtown Raleigh campus. The partnership also means Randoph’s employees can complete their required clinical hours at their place of employment.
“We’re thrilled to offer the online option to Randoph’s nurses, helping more Registered Nurses in a rural area complete their BSN degree,” said Erica Jastrow, RN to BSN Program Director. “Randoph’s nurses will complete most of their classes fully online asynchronously and will meet virtually for clinical courses.”
“At Randolph Health, we are proud to partner with William Peace University to provide our staff with a well-respected R.N. to BSN Program,” said April Thornton, Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing. “Through this partnership, our staff will gain the education needed for further career advancement.”
BSN degrees are in higher demand by hospitals and healthcare systems; nurses who obtain their BSN earn an average salary of $83,000 a year.
The University also partners with WakeMed, UNC Rex, and the UNC Physicians Network.
William Peace University is a co-ed four-year university in downtown Raleigh, offering Bachelor’s degrees in more than 35 majors for both undergraduate and professional studies students. The growing BSN program offers part-time and full-time schedules and six start dates per year. Learn more at peace.edu.
About Randolph Health
Randolph Hospital was created in 1928 when a joint meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, the town council, and interested citizens approved a cooperative plan with the Duke Endowment to build a 40-bed hospital. Since opening in 1932, Randolph Health has expanded to 145 beds and continues to develop not only in scope but in services designed to ensure high-quality healthcare. Learn more at https://www.randolphhealth.org/.