missouri western nursing studentThe capacity of Missouri Western State University’s nursing program will be expanded by 10, up from 50, the campus administration has announced.

“There is a critical and growing need for registered nurses, with career opportunities growing faster than most other occupations,” said Dr. Crystal Harris, interim dean of the College of Science & Health.

Harris said the program prepares students with hundreds of hours of hands-on training in regional clinics and in simulation labs. The expanded capacity is being funded by grants via the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, stated to be worth just under $558,000.

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