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News spotlight: Program accelerates mid-career shift to nursing

Nurse Leader Insider, January 5, 2009

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A lack of funds and an overload of uncertainties about the future deter many people from switching professions. The University of Arizona is launching a new initiative to make career moves toward nursing a little easier.

The University's College of Nursing will offer an accelerated BSN partnership program for college graduates in Yuma, AZ, in 2010. Classes are slated to start that June, and will be tuition-free in exchange for a three-year employment commitment with Yuma (AZ) Regional Medical Center following graduation. Students must hold a bachelor's degree in health sciences to be eligible for enrollment.

It's anticipated the program will be more appealing to career changers than the university's freshman program, due to its shorter time-commitment, requiring fewer classes be taken.

The Arizona Health Education Center, which is based throughout the state, is funding the program's first year. The registration deadline is January 2010.

Source: YumaSun.com



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