South Dakota schools add nursing programs to answer shortage

The University of South Dakota is seeking Board of Regents approval for a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing, one of several post-secondary institutions expanding programs to answer a projected nurse shortage. Part of the reason to expand programs is that about one-third of state registered nurses are over age 50, but health reform and technology that requires better educated nurses also are factors.

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