Experiential Learning (EL) Partnership Program
Nightingale College’s EL Partnership Program partners with like-minded, forward-thinking health care facilities to alleviate the nursing shortages in their own community. Experiential Learning Partners are known for their unwavering dedication to their community’s health care, ensuring that all residents receive quality patient care and safety – at all times. As nurses become the forefront of health care and the agents driving positive health outcomes, communities suffering from a nursing shortage are harmed by the lack of qualified RNs to staff units.
Becoming an Experiential Learning Partner signifies your commitment to improving your community’s health care for years to come while offering an additional educational avenue for residents to get their college degrees in nursing.
Nightingale College’s Experiential Learning (EL) Partnership Program is essential to delivering the College’s nursing degree programs. The foundation of the nursing programs requires partnerships with local health care facilities to deliver supervised on-ground field experiences (SOFEs). This component, blended with 100% online classroom instruction, creates the College’s innovative blended-distance delivery modality.
The College focuses on providing nursing degree programs to communities in need that experience either:
- a lack of nurse graduates to fill open RN positions;
- limited access to local nursing programs, or;
- no access to a local nursing degree program, requiring facilities to implement short-term workarounds (sign-on bonuses, travel or agency nurses, etc.) to fill the nursing need.
EL Partners help ensure communities have access to a nursing degree program that can serve a group as small as five learners and as large as is needed to address the local nursing shortage.
Nightingale College’s innovative learning model combines the essential components of online instruction with experiential learning components. Together, these components form the College’s hybrid-distance pre-licensure nursing degree programs (bachelor’s degree programs – BSN). The College also offers fully online post-licensure RN-to-BSN and MSN Ed Programs for licensed RNs ready to advance their nursing knowledge and skills.
*Nightingale College only provides its pre-licensure and post-licensure programs in states where the College is permitted to enroll learners.
current SOFE areas
faculty facilitated SOFEs