Wayland Baptist University made the front page of the San Antonio Express-News Sunday. Kudos to this BGCT-affiliated university for its new nursing program. Here’s the start of the story with a link to the full story:
Nursing programs on the rise
Wayland Baptist University, a small private college that caters to working adults in the military, is launching a bachelor’s degree in nursing this fall, adding to what one educator calls a burgeoning “arms race” when it comes to training badly needed nurses.
The program — slated to serve 400 students within a few years of opening — is good news for a region in the throes of a nursing shortage, one that’s expected to worsen as baby boomers retire in droves.
It’s also a boon for a city trying to promote itself as a hub for health care training and research, and it is welcomed by educators at other nursing programs who turn away hundreds of worthy applicants every year.