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updated 10:42 PM PDT, May 25, 2016

UP halts admissions to a graduate nursing program

The University of Portland halted admissions to one of its graduate nursing programs two weeks before applications were due for its 2012 class.

The University of Portland halted admissions to one of its graduate nursing programs two weeks before applications were due for its 2012 class.

Heeding complaints from students, school officials said they will restructure the alternate entry master's program, a way into nursing for people with a college degree in a non-nursing field.
"This is not a decision to close the ... program, but rather a hiatus to give faculty and administrators time to create our preferred steps forward," School of Nursing Dean Joanne Warner said in a letter to students Thursday.
Students were increasingly frustrated by the difficulty they faced finding nursing jobs while completing the program. Students become licensed registered nurses after two years and expect to work as RNs while finishing a master's degree or doctoral degree. But in recent years, hospitals and other employers have given preference to hiring nurses with bachelor of science degrees in nursing.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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