Nursing schools say lack of faculty limits enrollment

01/9/2009 | NurseZone.com

A new report shows U.S. nursing schools turned away more than 40,000 applicants for baccalaureate and graduate degrees in 2007 because of a lack of faculty, clinical sites, classrooms and money. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing says 71.4% of nursing schools responding to its survey cited faculty shortages as a reason qualified applicants were rejected. The enrollment numbers are "largely insufficient" to meet the need for more nurses and nurse educators, the AACN president said.

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