LEXINGTON, Ky.-The University of Kentucky is joining a trend aimed at easing the nursing shortage by attracting people from other professions.
Starting in June, UK will offer a full-time nurse training program for people with bachelor's degrees in other fields.
Several other Kentucky universities offer similar nursing programs, including Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, the University of Louisville, Spalding and Bellarmine. "There is such a need for nurses in this state," said Deborah Whitehouse, EKU's chairwoman of baccalaureate and graduate nursing, which includes the second-degree program.
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