Group plans pilot program for nurses

Friday, July 9th 2004, 3:51 pm
By: News On 6

(Little Rock-AP) -- Arkansas' two-year colleges plan a pilot
program to train practical nurses to become registered nurses. The
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board must approve the
program before it can be finalized. The state Board of Nursing says
the program will help address the national and state nursing
shortage. The program will allow students to earn degrees in a
three-semester, twelve-month format. Classes will be delivered by
interactive video and online, and clinicals will be scheduled in
the evenings and on weekends.