Solution to a Nursing CrisisMay 25, 2017 |
by Richard Rhodes and Yvonne VanDyke
Texas needs to allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in select high-demand fields, including nursing, to meet employer demands. Today in Central Texas, there are more than 5,000 job postings for registered nurses (RNs). Senate Bill 2118, under consideration by the Legislature, would allow Austin Community College (ACC) to provide about 500 additional nurses each year to serve our community.
ACC’s nursing education program is among the top-ranked in the state and has been a trusted partner to area healthcare providers for more than 40 years.