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Community College Bachelor Science Degree Nursing

Concerning allowing community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
2018 Regular Session
Higher Education
Bill Summary

The bill allows, with board approval, a community college that is part of the state system of community and technical colleges (community college) to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing as a completion degree (nursing degree). In considering a request from a community college to offer a nursing degree, the board shall consider student and workforce demand, cost effectiveness for students, and accreditation and licensing requirements. At least 90 days prior to requesting board approval to offer a nursing degree, a community college shall provide notice of its request to all state institutions of higher education.

A reporting requirement is added providing that each state-supported institution of higher education that offers a nursing degree provide the department of higher education with an annual report concerning its nursing degree program.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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