7 systems launching nursing programs

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

Here are seven 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. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Family Center for Nursing Excellence, both based in Philadelphia, launched a Diversity Nurse Leader Fellowship Program.

  2. Bozeman-based Montana State University's Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing received nearly $4 million to increase the number of qualified clinical nursing faculty and preceptors across HHS Region 8, which includes Montana, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

  3. Reading, Pa.-based Alvernia University is relocating, expanding and modernizing its John and Karen Arnold School of Nursing.

  4. Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare launched a 12-month Transition to Practice Nurse Residency program across all 15 facilities at Piedmont Healthcare.

  5. Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic are collaborating to improve undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education degree opportunities.

  6. DubBois-based Penn Highlands Healthcare and Pleasant Gap-based Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology partnered to provide tuition, clinical rotations and employment agreements to students entering CPI's licensed practical nursing program.

  7. Carson City, Nev.-based Carson Tahoe Health expanded its Nurse Apprentice Program to 40 apprentices.

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