UNC Joins Poudre Valley Health Care to Offer Accelerated Program for Nursing

The University of Northern Colorado's School of Nursing has joined Poudre Valley Health Care to offer an accelerated program for undergraduate nursing students in an effort to address the shortage of nurses.
The partnership will add nine additional students to the 72 admitted each year. The program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree and all the required prerequisites for the clinical nursing program. The first cohort of nine students, who will complete the program in approximately two years (traditional programs take approximately 2-1/2 years), will begin the program in May.
"This is a very direct approach to addressing the nursing shortage," said Sandy Baird, director of UNC's School of Nursing. "The nursing shortage across the country is expected to increase over the next decade, intensifying demand for innovative approaches to the graduation of additional professional nurses."
Admission to the accelerated program is competitive, with priority given to qualified Poudre Valley Hospital employees and students who agree to work at PVH after graduation. PVH has committed to the admission of three cohort groups into the program.
For more information or applications, contact Jane Koeckeritz, UNC School of Nursing, (970) 351-2709 or .

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