April 19, 2016
By Richard Bodee
When Parmer Hall opened in August of 2007, Dominican began discussing the potential of expanding the health and sciences with the addition of a nursing program. As the newest major program that Dominican offers, it is spotlighted here.
“The nursing program required renovations to the fourth floor of Parmer Hall,” said Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Amy McCormack.
As it began to grow and students began to register, Dominican began hiring faculty for the department.
“Currently, we have the program director, four full-time faculty members, including the lab manager and clinical site coordinator, and a full-time administrative assistant,” McCormack said. “We will add another faculty member next fall.”
Dominican’s nursing program enrollment, which can be found in enrollment reports on the website of the university’s Office of Institutional Research, has grown every year. Here are statistics from the last two years.
McCormack said, “When the program is at its projected enrollment of 144 (Jr. and Sr. nursing students), we anticipate having eight faculty.”
With an increase of about 355 percent in total program enrollment in just one year, the goal of 144 Jr. and Sr. nursing students is possible within the next few years.