Still more than a week away from the official start to the school year at LMU and we have already welcomed our new classes of physician assistant, osteopathic medical and law students to orientations. The Class of 2013 PA students have been in session since May and the DCOM Class of 2015 has nearly an entire month under its belt, while the Duncan School of Law newbies are finishing up bridge week with classes starting next week.
Today, another group of students were oriented with the arrival of the Caylor School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing program’s newest class. The future family nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists gathered for a whole day of activities. They were toured through the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, met their faculty and posed for group photos. For the first time, this will not be the only MSN orientation this year. LMU announced earlier this summer that the FNP concentration, which originated at the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., in 2006, would be added to LMU-Cedar Bluff to join the Psychiatric/Mental Health concentration already offered at the site.
The addition was a natural progression for the CSON as enrollment has quadrupled over the last four years. In addition to the FNP and PMHNP concentrations, the CSON also offers a Nurse Anesthesia concentration in its MSN program. The CSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is also offered at LMU-Cedar Bluff.
The CSON is still recruiting for the January cohort at LMU-Cedar Bluff. LMU will host three Open House sessions for prospective applicants during the month of September at the LMU-Cedar Bluff extended learning site in Knoxville (421 Park 40 North Blvd.).
Sessions will be held September 1, 15 and 29 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Information about the PMHNP and FNP MSN concentrations as well as information about the undergraduate programs will be presented. The new classes of PMHNP and FNP students will begin in January 2012. Applications for theses classes at LMU-Cedar Bluff will be accepted during the open house sessions.
Orientations at LMU will continue in the coming weeks. Undergraduate classes begin Tuesday, August 23.