5 systems launching, expanding nursing programs

Colleges and universities are updating and launching nursing programs to help combat nursing shortages.

Here are five organizations updating, expanding or opening nursing programs: 

Note: This list is not exhaustive. To add a program to this list, please email Mariah Taylor at m.taylor@beckershealthcare.com.

  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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