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The University of Texas (UT) at Tyler recently announced that it will be expanding its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to accept more students in an effort to address the shortage of nurses in Texas and beyond.

From 2011-2018, the School of Nursing admitted 2,116 students while turning away 2,361 qualified applicants due to a lack of space and faculty. The expansion of the BSN program will allow for an additional 180 students to be admitted each academic year and will also accelerate the rate at which the program produces nurses into the workforce.

Dr. Barbara Haas, School of Nursing executive director, tells news-journal.com, “With the expansion, students will graduate an entire semester earlier than was possible under the previous model. Not only will we be able to accept more applicants, but we will also get them out into the workforce faster.”

Beginning in spring 2020, the program will offer a 12-month, year-round BSN program which will be made up of three 15-week semesters. Applicants will be admitted in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, and attend full-time for four consecutive semesters.

To learn more about UT Tyler’s announcement to expand its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to accept more students in an effort to address the shortage of nurses in Texas and beyond, visit here.

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