Arkansas nursing program snags $10M gift

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will expand its nursing program thanks to a $10 million gift from the Windgate Foundation, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported June 26.

The gift, which will be distributed over four years, will expand the bachelor's degree program, create an associate degree in nursing program and will create an LPN to RN track and an RN to BSN track.

In the bachelor's program, 63 new seats will be added; in the RN to BSN program, 20 seats will be added; and the associate's program will have 60 spots, the report said.

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