Colleges turning away nursing school applicants
Published: December 28,2011
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Amid a statewide nursing shortage, hundreds of qualified applicants for nursing degrees are not being admitted to programs in Mississippi because the colleges can’t meet the demand.
The Clarion-Ledger reports community colleges face the most severe admissions limitations. At East Central Community College in Decatur, for example, 485 qualified applicants submitted bids for this fall’s associate’s degree class, and the school accepted 72.
Itawamba Community College received 850 applications and accepted 150.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s bachelor’s degree in nursing drew 350 applications for this fall’s class of 140 slots.
Pat Waltman, associate dean for academic affairs and accreditation at UMC’s School of Nursing, said enrollment in the school’s programs is increasing but not quickly enough.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
2 Responses to “Colleges turning away nursing school applicants”
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Deal for Jackson-Orlando flights in works with Allegiant
- (UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service
- Great River Industries moving headquarters to Natchez
- Congressional delegation applauds Air Force's decision on Keesler, but not satisfied
- The Blues and higher education — Delta State launches the International Delta Blues Project
- Baseball stadium for Farish Street? It’s possible
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- County rescinds gun ban; sheriff says lawmakers may 'deal with the consequences'
- Singing River shutting doors on two Coast clinics
- Former state lawmaker Green dies at home at age 62