6 systems launching nursing programs

Several colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages nationwide.

Here are six schools and hospitals that have recently started programs or plan to do so in the near future: 

Editor's note: This list is not exhaustive. To add a new program to this list, please email m.taylor@beckershealthcare.com.

  1. Corewell Health, which has dual headquarters in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich., will launch the state's first nurse apprentice program in 2023, the organization said Nov. 5.

  2. Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston will offer nursing students financial assistance through a new tuition reimbursement program, the health system said Nov. 1.

  3. In partnership with HCA Houston Healthcare, Galen College of Nursing will open its fourth Texas nursing education campus in Houston next year. The school will offer a three-year BSN program starting Jan. 9.

  4. Albany, N.Y.-based Maria College is seeking federal funding to create a virtual reality nurse training program.

  5. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins School of Nursing created a policy honors program for students to gain skills in policy analysis and advocacy.

  6. Cedar Falls-based University of Northern Iowa gained approval to develop and launch a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in fall 2024. 

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