from ana news: www.ana.org
this fall, nevada state college at henderson will launch an accelerated nursing program, designed primarily for people looking for a career change. those who already have college degrees and who have taken a couple of required prerequisites can complete what is normally a two-year program in one year and leave with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
robert rosseter, a spokesman for the american association of colleges of nursing, said there are 130 accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs nationwide, with about 50 more in the planning stages.
"given the nursing shortage, this is a very smart option for schools to consider," said rosseter. "it's right on a lot of levels."
there is a severe shortage of nurses nationwide, and nevada ranks at the bottom of the list. the state has about 520 nurses per 100,000 people; the national average is 782. read complete article at