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: 

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

  1. New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System unveiled its upgraded and renamed Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, previously known as Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

  2. Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network graduated its first class of certified nurse assistants at Schervier Pavilion skilled nursing facility.

  3. Mississippi State University partnered with Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing to create a dual degree program where students can complete an MSU degree in interdisciplinary studies alongside a UMMC nursing degree.

  4. Bangor, Maine-based Husson University revived an online program called "RN-to-BSN" for nurses who want to earn a bachelor's degree.

  5. Haverhill, Mass.-based Northern Essex Community College is participating in a national program called Accelerating and Diversifying Nursing Pathways at Community Colleges Initiative to make nursing education more accessible to minority groups.

  6. Tuscaloosa-based University of Alabama launched a first-of-its-kind nurse apprenticeship program.

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