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Dean Wurmser: Nursing Careers More Meaningful Than Ever

nursing careers talk with Teri Wurmser and Steve Adubato

Nursing careers are more meaningful and in-demand than ever, according to Teri Wurmser, Ph.D., dean of the Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing. Her comments came during a recent interview with thought leader and public affairs TV host Steve Adubato. The two talked about the pandemic, the profession, and the future of nursing.

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to motivate new nursing talent, said Dean Wurmser, who added that she’s never been prouder to be a nurse. She also talked about GCU’s new 14-month accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing (A.B.S.N.). The program, meant for people who already have an undergraduate degree and want to shift into nursing careers, begins classes in January 2021.

“People are looking for a profession that is really meaningful to them,” Dean Wurmser said. “We are seeing people from other careers who are not feeling fulfilled coming into nursing programs. I think the future is very bright for nurses.”

Watch the entire interview here:

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Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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