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Coordinating Board awards TWU nearly $250,000 to address nursing shortage

2/11/08


DENTON/DALLAS — Texas Woman’s University — already the largest educator of new nurses in Texas — will offer a weekend nursing program to help alleviate the nursing shortage, thanks to a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB.)

TWU will use the $249,777 grant from the THECB to partner with the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas to create the “Reinventing Nursing Education: An Education and Practice Partnership.”

“This innovative collaboration between TWU and Baylor will increase the number of registered nurses in Texas by making it easier for those individuals who have a degree and are currently working weekdays to become nurses,” said Dr. Susan Chaney, TWU nursing professor and a co-director of the project with Dr. Susan Sheriff, TWU associate nursing professor.

Through a combination of weekend and online classes, individuals with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees can earn a bachelor of science in nursing and become registered nurses. The Baylor University Medical Center will provide the weekend clinical experiences and the clinical instructors for students. The six-semester program is offered exclusively through TWU’s Dallas campus at Parkland.

Applicants are currently being accepted for the weekend nursing program, which will begin in May. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/nursing.

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