More than ever, it is critical for our country’s registered nurses to have access to quality education and resources that enable them to advance their careers.
(PRWEB) December 27, 2011
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, in partnership with Academic Partnerships, LLC, a leading online education service provider to state universities, announces today the launch of a micro-news site dedicated to the future of nursing education and increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses. The site will include resources for current and prospective nursing students, working registered nurses and nurse educators.
“More than ever, it is critical for our country’s registered nurses to have access to quality education and resources that enable them to advance their careers,” said Dean Elizabeth Poster, who has led the UT Arlington College of Nursing to become one of the fastest-growing nursing program among all state universities in the US. “Our goal is to make sure that registered nurses and prospective nurses are aware of the educational opportunities available and are staying informed about important issues shaping the nursing profession.”
The news site will include content specific to UT Arlington’s nursing programs as well as issues facing nursing professionals, including the national shortage of BSN-educated nurses and nursing faculty, information about online nursing degrees, public policy healthcare initiatives and articles related to the future of nursing.
According to the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies, demand for full-time registered nurses in Texas exceeds supply by 22,000 – and yet, in 2010 more than 11,000 qualified applicants were denied admission to any of the 100 Texas nursing programs.
For its part, the UT Arlington College of Nursing has increased access to education through affordable and flexible online programs that carry the same accreditation as on-campus programs. Enrollment in the college has grown over 200% in just the past three years and there are now 5,949 students enrolled in the College of Nursing, including more than 2,500 online students.
For more information about the UT Arlington College of Nursing micro-news site, please visit: http://academicpartnerships.uta.edu/news/nursing.aspx.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of 33,439 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit http://www.uta.edu to learn more.