135 nursing programs launched in 2022

Many colleges and universities launched nursing programs and partnerships last year to address persistent shortages nationwide. Here are 135 nursing programs that launched or expanded in 2022:

  1. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger College of Health Sciences will use a $2.5 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to renovate its School of Nursing in Lewistown, Pa., and double its nursing program.

  2. Hattiesburg-based University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing and Health Professionals received a $100,000 grant to expand its nursing program to include more diversity, inclusion and equity when working with patients.

  3. Fayetteville (N.C.) Technical Community College is expanding its nursing program with mannequins that can simulate various illnesses.

  4. Alaska Pacific University and Yuut Elitnaurviat People's Learning Center, both in Bethel, graduated its first students from its new licensed practical nurses program.

  5. St. Paul, Minn.-based University of St. Thomas launched the Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing.

  6. South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System and Ivy Tech Community College South Bend/Elkhart launched Beacon Scholars, a program designed to attract, educate and train nurses to address a local shortage.

  7. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Family Center for Nursing Excellence, both based in Philadelphia, launched a Diversity Nurse Leader Fellowship Program.

  8. Bozeman-based Montana State University's Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing received nearly $4 million to increase the number of qualified clinical nursing faculty and preceptors across HHS Region 8, which includes Montana, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

  9. Reading, Pa.-based Alvernia University is relocating, expanding and modernizing its John and Karen Arnold School of Nursing.

  10. Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare launched a 12-month Transition to Practice Nurse Residency program across all 15 facilities at Piedmont Healthcare.

  11. Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic are collaborating to improve undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education degree opportunities.

  12. DuBois-based Penn Highlands Healthcare and Pleasant Gap-based Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology partnered to provide tuition, clinical rotations and employment agreements to students entering CPI's licensed practical nursing program.

  13. Carson City, Nev.-based Carson Tahoe Health expanded its nurse apprentice program to 40 apprentices.

  14. Dayton, Ohio-based Sinclair Community College will offer a bachelor of science in nursing for the first time in the college's history beginning in January 2024.

  15. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is offering $5 million in scholarship money for nursing students throughout the state to bring more students to the program.

  16. Tampa, Fla.-based USF Health is opening an advanced patient simulation training program in its College of Nursing on the St. Petersburg campus.

  17. Ohio Board of Nursing and the Nurse Licensure Compact have partnered to provide a multistate license option.

  18. Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport no longer requires the Test of Essential Academic Skills as a criterion for admission into its pre-licensure nursing education majors.

  19. UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass., is working with partners to launch a formal nurse preceptor academy to address the New England region's nursing shortage and increase access to care.

  20. The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board approved a proposal for the first charter school's accelerated nursing program.

  21. Tempe, Ariz.-based University of Phoenix's College of Nursing received accreditation for its doctor of nursing practice degree program.

  22. Wyoming-based University of Michigan Health-West is offering up to three semesters of paid tuition to Grand Rapids Community College nursing students who agree to work for its organization after graduation.

  23. Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente Southern California partnered with the Emergency Nurses Association to bring the Emergency Nurse Residency Program to 15 of the health system's emergency departments.

  24. Dwyer Workforce Development, a nonprofit based in Baltimore, expanded its program in Texas to provide more free certified nursing assistant training.

  25. New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System unveiled its upgraded and renamed Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, previously known as Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

  26. Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network graduated its first class of certified nurse assistants at Schervier Pavilion skilled nursing facility.

  27. Mississippi State University partnered with Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing to create a dual degree program in which students can complete an MSU degree in interdisciplinary studies alongside a UMMC nursing degree.

  28. Bangor, Maine-based Husson University revived an online program called "RN-to-BSN" for nurses who want to earn a bachelor's degree.

  29. Haverhill, Mass.-based Northern Essex Community College is participating in a national program called Accelerating and Diversifying Nursing Pathways at Community Colleges Initiative to make nursing education more accessible to minority groups.

  30. Cedar Falls-based University of Northern Iowa gained approval to develop and launch a bachelor of science in nursing program in fall 2024.

  31. Corewell Health, which has dual headquarters in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich., will launch the state's first nurse apprentice program in 2023.

  32. Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston will offer nursing students financial assistance through a new tuition reimbursement program.

  33. In partnership with HCA Houston Healthcare, Galen College of Nursing will open its fourth Texas nursing education campus in Houston in 2023 as it offers a three-year BSN program starting Jan. 9.

  34. Albany, N.Y.-based Maria College is seeking federal funding to create a virtual reality nurse training program.

  35. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins School of Nursing created a policy honors program for students to gain skills in policy analysis and advocacy.

  36. Jersey College in Teterboro and Commonwealth Health have collaborated to establish a School of Nursing on Moses Taylor Hospital’s campus in Scranton, Pa.

  37. Noblesville, Ind.-based Ivy Tech Community College will launch a nursing program in January.

  38. Minneapolis based-University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University in Mankato are collaborating on a new partnership called the Coalition for Nursing Equity and Excellence to work with nursing schools across the state to "reimagine" programs.
  1. Bellevue (Wash.) College expanded its associate degree in nursing program.

  2. West Virginia University in Bridgeport launched a fast-track nursing program in January.

  3. The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will double its nursing program after a $9.9 million donation.

  4. Tuscaloosa-based University of Alabama launched a first-of-its-kind nurse apprenticeship program.

  5. The Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta has opened a $20.6 million simulation learning center.

  6. Morgantown-based West Virginia University expanded its nursing program to Beckley, W.Va., and opened a campus in Bridgeport, W.Va.

  7. Concord, N.C.-based Cabarrus College of Health Sciences launched two new nursing programs.

  8. The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will use a portion of an $18.7 million donation to expand its nursing program.

  9. Baton Rouge (La.) Community College and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix signed an agreement allowing students enrolled in the community college's registered nursing program to complete online coursework toward earning a baccalaureate of science in nursing or a master of science in nursing at Grand Canyon University.

  10. New Orleans-based Ochsner Health expanded its Ochsner Scholars Program for at least 10 applicants to Loyola University of New Orleans' new accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program Aug. 30.

  11. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Ferris State University bolstered its nursing program to 96 students.

  12. Fairmont (W.Va.) State University's College of Nursing is launching a four-year bachelor of science in nursing program.

  13. Wayne (Neb.) State College and Creighton University in Omaha will train nursing students in Grand Island, Neb., through a new state partnership.

  14. Albany (N.Y.) Med Health System partnered with Russell Sage College in Albany to host nursing students for their clinical assignments.

  15. Texas A&M University-Texarkana added a family nurse practitioner program in the fall.

  16. Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Health is creating a nursing program through Unitek Learning set to launch in 2023.

  17. West Virginia Junior College in Martinsburg is expanding its hybrid nursing program.

  18. Hastings, Neb.-based Mary Lanning Healthcare and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in Omaha are partnering on an accelerated nursing program.

  19. Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is launching a three-year accelerated nursing pathway program.

  20. The Western New Mexico University School of Nursing in Silver City is expanding its nursing program with a $1.1 million grant.

  21. Columbia (S.C.) International University is launching a bachelor of science in nursing program.

  22. York College of Pennsylvania's nursing program is adding an online family practitioner track.

  23. Sandy, Utah-based Grand Canyon University launched an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program.

  24. LSU Health New Orleans' School of Nursing will begin offering three accelerated courses in January.

  25. The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is building a new College of Nursing and Public Health Excellence Building.

  26. North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing for accelerated clinicals in its bachelor of science in nursing program.

  27. Morgantown-based West Virginia Junior College and Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center are partnering on a hybrid nursing program.

  28. Milwaukee-based Herzing University launched a nursing school Aug. 2.

  29. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee is expanding its nursing program with three new degree tracks: nursing informatics, nursing leadership and nursing education.

  30. Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls, Ore., added a licensed practical nursing program.

  31. New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Nursing announced plans to launch its first fully online master's degree programs.

  32. Philadelphia-based Penn Nursing is launching a new online master of science in nutritional science program.

  33. West Hartford, Conn.-based University of Saint Joseph is launching a summer program for high school juniors and seniors.

  34. Odessa, Texas-based Medical Center Health System and Odessa College entered an agreement to help cover the cost of tuition for students attending nursing school at Odessa College.

  35. Morgantown, W.Va.-based West Virginia University Health System is launching an associate degree nursing program.

  36. Parkersburg, W.Va.-based Wood County Technical Center is offering free tuition for its adult practical nursing program.

  37. Franklin, Ind.-based Johnson Memorial Health and Ivy Tech Community College in Franklin are partnering to provide training and immediate employment for certified nursing assistants.

  38. Knoxville-based University of Tennessee Medical Center partnered with University of Tennessee College of Nursing and Harrogate, Tenn.-based Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing on a program providing nurses with work experience and guaranteed employment at the hospital.

  39. Milwaukee-based Herzing University launched an online master of science in nursing program July 11.

  40. Hammond, La.-based Northshore Technical Community College became the first in the state to offer a dual-enrolled practical nursing cohort for high school students.

  41. Tallahassee-based Florida State University's College of Nursing is now admitting students every spring, summer and fall semester to triple its intake.

  42. Gadsden State Community College in Birmingham, Ala., is launching an apprenticeship program for students in the registered nursing program.
  1. Southern University at New Orleans began offering a bachelor of science in nursing program.

  2. The University of Southern Mississippi established partnerships with Lorman, Miss.-based Alcorn State University, Poplarville, Miss.-based Pearl River Community College and Ellisville, Miss.-based Jones College to create "easier pathways" for students to earn a nursing degree.

  3. Youngstown (Ohio) State University launched a new associate degree nursing program.

  4. Lynwood, Wash.-based Pacific Lutheran University launched an accelerated nursing program.

  5. Albany, N.Y.-based Maria College launched an online nursing program.

  6. Henderson, Nev.-based Roseman University of Health Sciences launched a doctor of nursing practice program June 2.

  7. Wadley, Ala.-based Southern Union State Community College launched an evening nursing program.

  8. Poplarville, Miss.-based Pearl River Community College is expanding options for students to complete an associate degree of nursing.

  9. Troy, N.Y.-based Hudson Valley Community College established a weekend nursing program.

  10. Poplar Bluff (Mo.) Regional Medical Center is partnering with Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff on a new nursing program.

  11. The University of La Verne (Calif.) is launching a nursing program after a $2.3 million gift.

  12. San Diego State University Imperial Valley launched a pre-licensure bachelor of science in nursing program.

  13. UK HealthCare and Bluegrass Community and Technical College, both based in Lexington, Ky., are partnering on a program that allows students to complete prerequisite courses for a two-year nursing degree while still in high school.

  14. Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Health and Visalia, Calif.-based San Joaquin Valley College are partnering to provide a joint training vocational nursing program for Eisenhower employees.

  15. Huntington, W.Va.-based Marshall University School of Nursing plans to expand its program to the university's campus in South Charleston, W.Va.

  16. Centreville, Ala.-based ​​Bibb Medical Center and Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., announced a partnership to begin offering a practical nursing program beginning this fall semester.

  17. A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at Athens, W.Va-based Concord University and Glenville (W.Va) State.

  18. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health and Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health will invest $19 million to launch a nursing education partnership with Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

  19. New York City-based St. John's University received approval to create a bachelor of science in nursing program and is accepting applications.

  20. Bryan, Texas-based Blinn College District is launching a new degree to provide current and former working paramedics a pathway to an associate of applied science degree in nursing.

  21. Lakeland, Fla.-based Southeastern University launched a fully virtual master of science program in nursing.

  22. St. Peter, Minn.-based Gustavus Adolphus College planned to expand its incoming class of students in its nursing program by 33 percent beginning in the fall.

  23. White Mountains Community College in Berlin, N.H., launched a licensed practical nursing program.
  24. A new partnership between Yale New Haven Health and four universities across Connecticut will bring over 550 nurses into the field over the next four years.

  25. ​​Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely announced an initiative that guarantees admission into its nursing program as students complete prerequisite courses.

  26. Sacramento, Calif.-based University of the Pacific launched a new two-year nursing program.

  27. Lexington, Ky.-based Sullivan University announced a 21-month associate science in nursing degree program.
  28. Logan-based Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is expanding its nursing program after a $1 million award from the governor's office.

  29. Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital and Drake State Community and Technical College are partnering to launch a licensed practical nursing program.

  30. Scranton, Pa.-based Marywood University launched a nursing program.

  31. Athens, W.Va.-based Concord University is launching a nursing program after a $1.5 million gift.

  32. Bay Minette-based Coastal Alabama Community College is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health to launch a new nursing apprenticeship program.

  33. Martinburg, W.Va.-based Valley College launched a new nursing program.

  34. Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and Mercy College of Health Sciences of Des Moines are partnering on a multifaceted nursing degree program.

  35. The Moore County Hospital District in Dumas, Texas, is collaborating with Amarillo College on a new certified nursing assistant program.

  36. Hazard (Ky.) Community and Technical College launched an initiative aimed at offering free tuition to nursing students.

  37. Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care Hospital launched the Tiger Flex Program, which makes participants eligible for full-time employment with the hospital after completing one or more 12-week contracts within the program.

  38. A new partnership between Harrisburg (Pa.) University and UPMC opened the Shadyside School of Nursing in fall 2022.

  39. Peoria, Ill.-based Bradley University launched an online adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program.

  40. Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, launched a three-year nursing program in fall.

  41. Belmont (N.C.) Abbey College launched a nursing program in August.

  42. Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College announced approval of a nursing program as part of a partnership with White River (Ark.) Medical Center and the White River Health System.

  43. The University of Pennsylvania's nursing school in Philadelphia launched a tuition-free program to recruit, train and deploy nurse practitioners to provide primary care in underserved communities.
  1. Nursing curriculum from University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus will be brought to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., as part of a new partnership.

  2. Concord (N.H.) Hospital and New England College in Henniker, N.H., are offering an accelerated nursing program.

  3. Henderson, Nev.-based Roseman University launched a nine-month registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing program.

  4. Pulaski, Va.-based New River Community College announced a new nursing scholars program for high school juniors and seniors who show an interest and ability in the college's nursing associate applied science degree.

  5. Dayton, Ohio-based Sinclair Community College expanded its nursing program to accept 20 percent more students.

  6. Maricopa County, Ariz., officials will partner with nursing schools and employers to create and implement a "contemporary gold-standard senior student preceptorship experience" to get new nursing grads practice-ready in Phoenix.

  7. High Point (N.C.) University is launching a four-year bachelor of science in nursing program.

  8. The Liberty University School of Nursing in Lynchburg, Va., is launching an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program.

  9. Galen College of Nursing, a private nursing college based in Louisville, Ky., plans to open campuses in Gainesville and Sarasota in Florida.

  10. Honolulu-based Hawaii Pacific University opened a school of nursing.

  11. Dothan, Ala.-based SoutheastHealth launched a virtual nursing program.

  12. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice allocated $48 million in CARES Act funds to state colleges to start new nursing programs. Glenville State College, South Charleston-based Bridge Valley Community and Technical College, and St. Athens-based Concord University are the colleges receiving funding.

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