For those thinking about entering the nursing profession, Long Island University has teamed with King's County Hospital (a NYC owned HHC hospital), to offer a new BSN program.
BROOKLYN – To help ease Brooklyn’s significant nursing shortage, Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus is partnering with New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing at Kings County Hospital Center.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. inside Kings County Hospital Center will commemorate the new program, which is sponsored by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) and provides scholarships for economically disadvantaged participants. CEO was established by Mayor Bloomberg to develop innovative ways to reduce poverty in New York City.
Long Island University President Dr. David J. Steinberg, Brooklyn Campus Provost Gale Stevens Haynes, Kings County Hospital Senior Vice President Antonio Martin and HHC President Alan D. Aviles are expected to speak at the event. Kings County Hospital Center is located at 451 Clarkson Ave in Brooklyn. The ribbon cutting will take place on the fifth floor of the “T” Building.
The country’s nursing shortage — the result of a large number of older nurses retiring and the overwhelming health care needs of an aging population — is expected to worsen over the coming years. The federal government says nursing is among the few recession-proof careers in the current economy, with more than one million new and replacement nurses needed in the United States by 2016. Nowhere in the nation is the shortage felt more than in Brooklyn.
“Brooklyn has the largest shortage of nurses — particularly nurses from diverse cultures,” said Dawn Kilts, dean of the Brooklyn Campus School of Nursing. “The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus/Kings County program provides an opportunity for more nurses from diverse populations to be educated. It benefits Brooklyn citizens and health care in general.”
"To help ease Brooklyn's significant nursing shortage
Wow, just wow....What nursing shortage are they talking about?
There is no nursing shortage, I am personally a highly experienced nurse who cannot find a job to save my life. And in case anyone thinks it's just me, I assure you it is not. There are many nurses out there in the same boat. When experienced nurses and new grads cannot find jobs that should tell you something. And the last time I checked NYC HHC has a hiring freeze and is getting ready to lay off thousands of healthcare workers. This just ticks me off...
Last edit by justami on Apr 30, '10
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