56 organizations launching or expanding nursing programs

Here are 56 organizations launching or expanding nursing programs:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

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

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

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

  24. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  30. York College of Pennsylvania launched a master's of science in nursing education program.

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

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

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

  34. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  42. 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.

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

  44. 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.

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

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

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

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

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

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

  56. 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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