Tri-C, CSU and UH to launch nursing education partnership
March 14, 2017
The region could need more than 3,500 additional nurses in the field by 2020, according to industry projections – and the vast majority of positions will require bachelor’s degrees.
With that in mind, the three institutions are collaborating to recruit nursing students to the field, and encourage their progression from a two-year program to a four-year degree.
The partnership will assist students in multiple ways, including UH tuition support to selected, qualified students, a Tri-C scholarship for a selected current student enrolled in the Tri-C/CSU RN to BSN program, and incentives for UH nurses to serve as clinical instructors.
The goal of the collaboration is to achieve a 40-percent increase in students who enter the RN to BSN program and see it through to completion. By 2020, the institutions hope to see more than 220 nurses graduate from CSU’s BSN program, up from the current enrollment of 160.