Community college leaders are hopeful new legislation that allows them to offer a bachelor’s degree-level nursing program will help address Oregon’s nurse shortage.  Lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 523, which authorizes community colleges to offer bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) degrees. They can now offer a post-licensure degree program in which individuals who have … Read more

A partnership of Michigan higher education and health care leaders is seeking $56 million from the FY 2023 state budget to increase access to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) education at community colleges.  The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA), Michigan Association of State Universities, Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), Michigan Independent Colleges and … Read more