6 health systems launching nursing programs

Several colleges and universities recently 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: 

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

  1. UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass., is working with partners to launch a formal nurse preceptor academy to address the New England region's nursing shortage and increase access to care.

  2. The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board approved a proposal for the first charter school's accelerated nursing program.

  3. Tempe, Ariz.-based University of Phoenix's College of Nursing received accreditation for its doctor of nursing practice degree program.

  4. Wyoming-based University of Michigan Health-West opened a new nursing pipeline by offering up to three semesters of paid tuition to Grand Rapids Community College nursing students who agree to work for its organization after graduation.

  5. Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente Southern California partnered with the Emergency Nurses Association to bring the Emergency Nurse Residency Program to 15 of the health system's emergency departments.

  6. Dwyer Workforce Development, a nonprofit based in Baltimore, expanded its program in Texas to provide more free certified nursing assistant training.

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