"UNC should lead in improving the health and wellness of all people and communities in our state."

- UNC Tomorrow Commission Final Report and Recommendations, Sec. 4.5



Recruiting Allied Health Professionals for the Region - Winston-Salem State University faculty held an allied health and nursing careers summit last December to address the retention of health professionals for the state of North Carolina. Over 150 participants attended to address issues of attrition and retention of students and professionals. Data is being collected statewide to document recruitment and retention programs to address diversity.


Educating more nurses - WSSU continues to recruit and graduate the largest number of RN to BSN students in the state. There are 15 satellite sites throughout N.C., and there were over 300 graduates in the May and December 2008 classes. In addition, successful improvements at NC A&T’s School of Nursing is enabling that campus to increase its efforts to recruit more students into the nursing program, including developing an accelerated BSN program for second degree students that is expected to start in January 2010.


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