Nursing, Healthcare Informatics and Technology 2006

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

ASC-TSJC Nursing Program Expands

The nursing shortage experienced in this country is twice the national average in the state of Colorado (11%). It is even more accenuated in rural areas. And, the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence predicts the shortage will perhaps nearly triple by 2020. There needs to be a significant increase in the number of nursing students and educators in order to stave off this estimate.
The joint nursing program received a major boost this summer, with the award of a 3-year, $330,048 Health Professions Initiative Grant from the Colorado Trust. The grant funded the addition of two nursing faculty members at Adams State, providing greater mentoring for program faculty and allowing time for TSJC instructors to upgrade their qualifications. Program faculty teach on both campuses.


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