KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The nursing program at Saginaw Valley State University will begin accepting 50 percent more students a semester starting in the 2014-15 school year.
The Saginaw News reports ( http://bit.ly/1dLC5KL ) that program will accept 96 students, up from the 64 it accepts now. The school's two-year program will have a total of about 400 students starting next year.
Judy Ruland is dean of the university's College of Health and Human Services. She says the increase is due to a demand for nurses with a bachelor's degree
The Michigan Board of Nursing approved the increase after the school provided letters of support from 16 hospitals and health organizations with its application.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw