24 organizations launching or expanding nursing programs

Here are twenty-four organizations launching or expanding nursing programs:

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

  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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

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

  24. 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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