An article on Texas nursing posted today in The Texas Tribune was co-authored by DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love. Titled “Collaborative Pathways to Nursing Success in Texas,” the feature detailed the growing demand for nurses in Texas exceeding the present supply by more than 20,000, according to the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies.
As stated in the article co-authored by Anne Bavier and Jose Adames, the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation is working in partnership with community colleges, hospitals and organizations such as DFWHC, to take steps to expand access to nursing programs and ultimately increase the number of nurses in the community.
Such agreements use standardized education requirements and provide for a smooth transition into the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s RN-to-BSN program. These partnerships make it easier for working nurses to complete their bachelor’s degrees – a requirement increasingly demanded by employers – quicker and at a lower cost.
You can read the full story here.