Plan to add slots in nursing school amid state shortage

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia university is planning to add new slots to its nursing program as the state struggles with a shortage of nurses.

The Roanoke Times reports that James Madison University will add 23 students each semester starting in January. The school currently admits 90 students a semester. The newspaper says the admissions increase is meant to help address the state's nursing shortage.

The college has said it has had to turn away qualified students in the past. Increasing class size is complicated by regulations requiring certain student-faculty ratios and clinical rotations at hospitals.



 
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