FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Manchester University announced two new nursing programs on Monday.
One is a four-year bachelor's degree split between Manchester's main campus and its Fort Wayne campus.
The other is a 16-month accelerated program designed for people who have a degree in another field.
Both will include interdisciplinary studies in communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, collaboration and leadership, in addition to technical nursing skills.
Vice President for Health Science Initiatives Dr. Lea Johnson, says these are important for the students to understand and develop relationships with people in the communities where they will work.
“We want our graduates to be really comfortable, whether or not they’re in a major hospital or in a small clinic, or even working in a school system," Johnson says. "They have to understand that nursing is pretty much universal, and they have to be able to really feel comfortable relating to all types of people.”
Classes for these programs will begin this fall.