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HCTW News: A Texas university combats nursing shortage with a second degree

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, January 30, 2009

Texas Tech University in El Paso is not waiting any longer for nursing vacancies to rise. It is combating the area’s nursing shortage by offering the Second Degree Nursing Program.

The 12-month accelerated program is for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree and must hold a 3.0 grade point average or higher in prerequisites (e.g., pathophysiology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology). During the program, students receive hands-on experience from nurses at Thomason Hospital in El Paso. Students are paired with nurses who educate them on the emergency room, intensive care unit, and the medical-surgical unit.

The first class started at the beginning of January 2009 and is expected to graduate at the end of December.

Source: KFOXTV.com   

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