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  • Standard-Examiner Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

    Utah State Launches Online Nursing Program

    Registered nurses now have another option to advance their education and earn a bachelor's degree. Utah State started accepting applications for an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses starting in fall 2020. The program was launched to meet the needs of Utah State RN graduates in rural areas, said Carma Miller, nursing department head at Utah State, though the program is open to all qualified RNs, she said. Utah State has RN programs in Blanding, Cedar City, Moab, Price, Tooele and the Uintah Basin in addition to Logan. All nursing programs at Utah State are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, according to the university's website. ... The new program will also help address the shortage of nurses nationwide. According to a report published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation in July 2017, this shortage will be exacerbated by "an accelerating rate of RN retirements," with one million registered nurses leaving the field between 2017 and 2030.

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