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.
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