5 systems launching, expanding or updating nursing programs

Colleges and universities are updating and launching nursing programs to help combat nursing shortages. Licensing boards and state legislators are also attempting to create paths for more students to join the profession.

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 m.taylor@beckershealthcare.com.

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. Ohio Board of Nursing and the Nurse Licensure Compact are partnering to provide a multistate license option.

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

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