Today's paper July 15, 2008
Medical Center enters nursing collaborative
[FONT=System]" The Providence VA Medical Center and the Rhode Island College School of Nursing have been selected to participate in the VA Nursing Academy.
[FONT=System]The academy was established in 2007 to help address the nationwide shortage of nurses. The academy's Enhancing Academic Partnerships program enables competitively selected VA and nursing school partnerships to expand nursing faculty, enhance the professional and scholarly development of nurses, increase student enrollment and promote innovations in nursing education.
[FONT=System]The academy is a four-year program which: will expand use of the RIC Nursing Resource Laboratory for simulated learning experiences and competency assessment of both staff and students; will expand the number of innovative clinical rotations that reflect current trends in veteran health services; and will develop a collaborative approach to faculty professional development on scholarly projects and evidence-based practice and research."
My question does this mean RIC will be able to increase its enrollment of nursing students?