Published: April 28, 2002
The Florida Board of Nursing on
April 10 approved a new UT bachelor’s degree in nursing that could help
alleviate the regional nursing shortage. The new offering in nursing will allow
high school graduates interested in nursing to start their programs at the
The bachelor’s programs previously in place required entering students to be
registered nurses licensed to practice in Florida, which meant they had already
completed an AA, AS, ADN or other associate-level nursing degree.
UT’s new program will include a partnership with Tampa General Hospital,
which will provide hands-on training and access to a new clinical laboratory to
be built beginning this summer. The program will seek students from other
states and other countries who are interested in getting degrees at the
University and staying in the area to practice.
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