128 organizations launching or expanding nursing programs

Here are 128 organizations launching or expanding nursing programs:

  1. Maria College in Albany, N.Y., received a $3.5 million gift from a local couple.

  2. The Longwood Foundation awarded Dover-based Delaware State University a $1.75 million grant to expand its nursing program.

  3. The University of Louisville (Ky.) school of nursing received a $6.5 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

  4. The state of Delaware implemented a tuition incentive program for certified nurse assistants on Dec. 1.

  5. Biddeford, Maine-based University of New England is launching a 12-month accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree program.

  6. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health created a residency program to increase the number of nurses.

  7. Community organizations raised almost $500,000 to add 80 spots to Annandale-based Northern Virginia Community College's licensed practical nurse program.

  8. Orlando-based University of Central Florida's nursing program created a clinical rotation for nursing students at AdventHealth East Orlando and Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center.

  9. Gaithersburg, Md.-based Adventist HealthCare and the Montgomery College Foundation partnered to provide mentoring opportunities, guest lecturing, internships and shadowing programs for students seeking an associate of science degree in nursing.

  10. Green Bay, Wis.-based Bellin College is launching a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program.

  11. Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, N.Y., has donated $2.5 million to support a partnership with the nursing school at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City.

  12. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins School of Nursing launched the Institute for Policy Solutions on Nov. 1; it is aimed at shifting the perception of nurses from a "necessary cost" to a "valued asset."

  13. Conway (S.C.) Medical Center started a new nurse residency program.

  14. Iowa City-based University of Iowa launched a nurse-midwifery education program.

  15. Nursing students and pre-nursing students enrolled in Massachusetts community colleges will not pay out of pocket for their education. For the first time, the state's scholarship fund for this effort has funding to cover 100% of currently enrolled community college nursing students for the year.

  16. Mansfield-based UConn School of Nursing collaborated with the UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences to offer an accelerated bachelor's of nursing program.

  17. Milton, Mass.-based Labouré College of Healthcare narrowly avoided a decision from the state that would have shut down its nursing program, but the school was given until Oct. 11 to produce an update on its efforts to correct regulatory deficiencies and remain in operation.

  18. Reading, Pa.-based Alvernia University opened its John and Karen Arnold School of Nursing.

  19. Sioux City, Iowa-based Morningside University added an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner track to its master's and doctorate programs.

  20. Memphis-based University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $4 million grant to help increase the number and diversity of nurse midwives.

  21. Mountain Vista Medical Center and Jersey College, both based in Mesa, Ariz., partnered to establish a school of nursing on the hospital's campus.

  22. Pasco, Wash.-based Columbia Basin College received funding for its licensed practical nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

  23. Oklahoma City University will launch a 12-month accelerated nursing program.

  24. LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is expanding its nurse program with a $1.08 million grant.

  25. Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care's opened the states's first nurse-midwifery education program.

  26. Pittsburgh-based La Roche University expanded its doctoral nursing programs.

  27. The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, and the University of Tennessee, all based in Knoxville, opened its BSN Scholars Program's satellite location at UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm.

  28. Newberry (S.C.) College's Darby Nursing and Health Science Center opened Aug. 25.

  29. Wayne, N.J.-based William Paterson University opened a school of nursing ahead of the fall 2023 semester.

  30. Providence (R.I.) College will break ground on its 100,000-square-foot, $80 million facility to house its new nursing program.

  31. Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Indian River State College School of Nursing opened in early August.

  32. Bozeman-based Montana State nursing college received $2.6 million to provide nurse scholarships to rural students.

  33. Cleveland Clinic received more than $12 million from the Howley Foundation, a gift that will double the number of nurse scholars this fall.

  34. Pocatello-based Idaho State University and Coeur d'Alene-based Kootenai Health received approval to expand their Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing undergraduate program to the Coeur d'Alene area.

  35. Knoxville-based University of Tennessee Health Science Center's college of nursing developed an operating room scholars program to educate nursing students as perioperative nurses.

  36. Missoula-based University of Montana secured $3.6 million to fund a new nurse training program.

  37. Austin (Texas) Community College is partnering with Dwyer Workforce Development to begin the school's certified nurse aide program.

  38. San Antonio-based St. Mary's University received $1 million from IBC Foundation to help build the university's bachelor of nursing program.

  39. Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham and UMass Boston's Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences are expanding their nursing program with a $20 million investment.

  40. Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Nursing launched a master of professional nursing program.

  41. Nine Maryland nursing schools will receive part of $5.8 million from the state to expand their programs:
    • Bowie State University
    • Cecil College (North East)
    • Community College of Baltimore County
    • Frostburg State University
    • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
    • Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore)
    • Prince George's Community College (Largo)
    • Salisbury University
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore

  42. Colorado State University Pueblo received $1.3 million for its nursing program.

  43. Fort Worth-based University of North Texas Health Science Center will launch a nursing program in summer 2024.

  44. Shepherdstown, W.Va.-based Shepherd University received $2.6 million, to increase the number of primary care family nurse and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.

  45. Davenport, Iowa-based St. Ambrose University and Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Mount Mercy University signed an articulation agreement to expand access to students pursuing advanced degrees in nursing.

  46. Three New Hampshire hospitals are offering a new externship program to nursing students.

  47. Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center broke ground on a 106,000-square-foot school of nursing.

  48. Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., is starting a bachelor's nursing program.

  49. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will expand its nursing program thanks to a $10 million gift from the Windgate Foundation.

  50. AdventHealth and Orlando Health have each invested $5 million to support a new building and tuition assistance for students at UCF College of Nursing in Orlando, Fla.

  51. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have partnered to launch a nurse-midwifery training program, which is set to begin in the fall of 2024.

  52. West Virginia University Health System's Center for Nursing Excellence in Morgantown announced the launch of what it is calling an "Aspiring Nurse Program," which will offer local community college students up to $25,000 in exchange for a three-year work commitment.

  53. A donation from the founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's sandwich franchise supported the launch of a new institute for nursing leadership and practice excellence at Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health.

  54. Training for the first cohort of Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare's nurse residency program is underway at seven of its hospitals. The system adopted the program with an aim to improve retention of new nurses and better equip them for the demands of emergency department care.

  55. Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health and Durham Technical Community College partnered to expand the enrollment and retention of students and create new programs.

  56. Lansing (Mich.) Community College and Lansing-based Sparrow Health System partnered on a program where students work 40 hours a week while in the nursing program.

  57. City College at Montana State University Billings was awarded a $1.9 million grant to expand its nursing program.

  58. Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network partnered with Oneonta, N.Y.-based Hartwick College to provide Bassett employees with substantial tuition discounts when they pursue degrees in nursing and nursing education.

  59. The WorkPlace, a workforce development funds administrator, received a $3 million federal grant to support training for up to 200 entry-level nursing professionals interested in pursuing an associate degree or a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

  60. Boston-based Mass General Brigham received more than $5.8 million from the Labor Department to expand its nurse educator program.

  61. University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing and Reno-based Renown Health partnered to provide 24 nursing students each year with full scholarships.

  62. A $2.7 million grant to Keene, Texas-based Southwest Adventist University will develop an online master of science in nursing education program, scholarships for the first cohorts of nursing educators, and a $250,000 Nursing Educator Endowment to support future generations of nursing educators.

  63. The Labor Department awarded more than $78 million in grants across the country to support workforce training and increase diversity among nurse educators.

  64. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth launched a nursing program.

  65. Vermont State University is expanding its nursing program with a $6.3 million grant.

  66. Nursing students in New York can now complete one-third of their clinical education using simulation technology after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed bill S447C into law May 15.

  67. Atlanta-based Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is partnering with the Liz Blake Giving Fund and Atlanta-based Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to provide full tuition to nurse practitioners to pursue a postgraduate certification in psychiatric mental health.

  68. Twenty-five organizations across the U.S. will receive a share of $78 million in grant funds that the Labor Department has set aside to inject more resources and support into nursing programs.

  69. Mon Health and West Virginia Junior College, both based in Morgantown, W.Va., partnered on a mobile nursing simulation center.

  70. Indiana-based Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is expanding its nursing program with a $250,000 gift from Terre Haute, Ind.-based Union Health.

  71. The University of Houston College of Nursing will use a $20 million gift it received to help replenish the workforce in that area.

  72. Fairfield, Conn.-based Sacred Heart University and Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare are collaborating on a new scholarship and medical certificate program.

  73. Houghton-based Michigan Technology University is opening a four-year nursing program in the fall.

  74. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.-based Lake Superior State University is expanding its nursing certificate program for rural students.

  75. Portland-based University of Southern Maine received $2.5 million to build a simulation center.

  76. Keene, Texas-based Southwestern Adventist University will receive more than $2.7 million over five years to develop a master of science in nursing education program.

  77. Utah Valley University and Mountainland Technical College, both based in Orem, Utah, partnered to allow licensed practical nursing students to transfer their credits to UVU toward an associate's degree in nursing. UVU also added 24 spots to its program.

  78. Baltimore-based Notre Dame of Maryland University and Emmitsburg, Md.-based Mount St. Mary's University partnered on a collaborative degree program that allows Mount St. Mary's students to enroll in Notre Dame's accelerated second-degree bachelor's of nursing program once they graduate.

  79. Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health partnered with Dignity Health Global Education, a workforce development company, to launch a 12-month nurse residency program across 21 states.

  80. The Woodlands, Texas-based Sam Houston State University's School of Nursing received a grant to help expand its nursing program.

  81. Madison, Wis.-based UW Health has developed one of the nation's first registered nurse apprenticeship programs to expand Wisconsin's pipeline of future nurses.

  82. Geisinger has added three positions to its career pathways program, which supports employees at the Danville, Pa.-based health system interested in pursuing a career in nursing or nursing support.

  83. Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital has launched a residency program for local nurses with a twofold aim of investing in the surrounding region and boosting nurse retention rates for new nurses.

  84. Tampa, Fla.-based BayCare received nearly $1 million to train new nurses.

  85. Norwalk, Calif.-based Cerritos College's nursing department received a grant to update its skills labs.

  86. Longview-based University of Texas System and UT Tyler hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a $35 million expansion to the school of nursing building.

  87. Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Rasmussen University is reopening its North Orlando campus after expanding its academic learning space by nearly 50 percent.

  88. DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare introduced the Return to Work Residency program designed for professionals who hold a nursing degree and may have taken an extended leave from the field.

  89. Wesley Healthcare and Galen College of Nursing, both affiliates of HCA Healthcare in Wichita, Kan., are partnering to create another nursing campus.

  90. Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System is establishing a five-week paid nursing assistant training program.

  91. Stillwater-based Oklahoma State University is opening an in-person, four-year bachelor of science in nursing degree program.

  92. Cheney-based Eastern Washington University's new four-year nursing program starts upper-division classes this fall.

  93. Premier Nursing Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is providing students free training to become a nursing assistant.

  94. York College/CUNY in Jamaica, N.Y. launched a master's of science in nursing education program.

  95. Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University is opening an accelerated nursing program site in Chandler, Ariz., this fall.

  96. Findlay, Ohio-based Blanchard Valley Health System plans to launch a new nurse residency program in June, which includes classes and mentorship.

  97. Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, was approved to launch its bachelor's in nursing program.

  98. Overland Park, Kan.-based HCA Midwest Health is investing $34.5 million in a new 78,000-square-foot building to increase Kansas City, Mo.-based Research College of Nursing's enrollment capacity.

  99. Windham-based Eastern Connecticut State University received a $1.2 million grant to add a bachelor's in nursing program.

  100. Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Golden West College was approved to accept 200 more students each year.

  101. SUNY Plattsburgh renovated its Damianos Nursing Skills Lab and curriculum.

  102. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is launching an accelerated bachelor's in nursing degree program.

  103. Washington (Pa.) Health System created a residency program to train nurses during their last year of school.

  104. The Blinn College District and College Station-based Texas A&M University partnered on associates-to-bachelor's pipeline for nursing degrees.

  105. Fort Worth-based University of North Texas Health Science Center is opening a nursing college.

  106. After more than a year of investigation into the quality and integrity of Phoenix-based Aspen University's nursing program, it is one vote away from being shut down by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

  107. UNC Greensboro (N.C.) is moving its nursing PhD program online with the intent of making it more convenient for working nurses.

  108. New York-based Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh created an integrated partnership that lets students graduate with a bachelor's degree and workforce experience.

  109. University of Central Florida in Orlando plans to construct a 90,000-square-foot building that will help the university expand its nursing program.

  110. Florida State College at Jacksonville and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic partnered to create a dedicated education unit that will train students working toward an associate's degree in nursing.

  111. The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is offering a dual-degree program with a doctor of nursing practice and an executive master of business administration.

  112. University of Central Florida in Orlando plans to construct a 90,000-square-foot building that will help the university expand its nursing program.

  113. Cleveland Clinic partnered with local schools to offer the Aspire Nurse Scholars Programs, which aims to diversify the nursing population.

  114. Monroe County (Mich.) Community College is offering a five-week certified nurse aide course beginning March 15.

  115. A bill passed in Oregon in 2019 may soon make it so community colleges can offer four-year traditional baccalaureate degrees, including a bachelor of science in nursing.

  116. Lexington Medical Center plans to build a 52,000-square-foot nursing simulation center and teaching facility at its campus in West Columbia, S.C.

  117. West Columbia, S.C.-based Lexington Medical Center and the University of South Carolina are expanding their nurse program with a hospital campus built to train nurses.

  118. Providence, R.I.-based Johnson & Wales University is launching an accelerated 16-month nursing program.

  119. Cedarville (Ohio) University's school of nursing will launch a new doctor of nursing practice online degree program this fall.

  120. The Arizona Department of Health Services gave Tempe-based Arizona State University $5.5 million to put toward its nursing program.

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