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‘I Wanted to Go in There and Help’: Nursing Schools See Enrollment Bump Amid Pandemic

22 Feb , 2021  

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News

Last December, Mirande Gross graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. But Gross has changed her mind and is heading back to school in May for a one-year accelerated nursing degree program. The pandemic that has sickened more than 27 million people in the United States and killed nearly 500,000 helped convince her she wanted to become a nurse.

“I was excited about working during the pandemic,” Gross, 22, said. “It didn’t scare me away.”

Enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs increased nearly 6% in 2020, to 250,856, according to preliminary results from an annual survey of 900 nursing schools by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. More…

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Schools

OSUM And Ashland Sign New Agreement To Boost Nursing Education

29 Jan , 2018  

Thanks to a new arrangement finalized this morning, students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield will now be able to complete their degree at nearby Ashland University.

An updated articulation agreement between the two institutions is a win for area nursing students and the local healthcare community. Ohio State Mansfield Interim Dean Dr. Norman Jones, Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Dr. Faye Grund signed the revised agreement this morning. It will allow students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ohio State Mansfield and then transition seamlessly to Ashland University to complete the degree. More…

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