New AACN Statistics Show an Increase in Nursing Enrollment
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has released new data which shows an enrollment surge in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs. In fact more than 75,000 qualified applications to professional nursing programs were turned away in 2011. Despite the fact that US nursing schools have been able to expand student capacity even in the face of faculty and resource shortfalls, "the latest data show that 75,587 qualified applications to professional nursing programs were turned away last year, including more than 14,354 applications to graduate programs." Click on the link for the full report on the AACN website.