Ochsner, Loyola New Orleans launch nursing program

Ochsner Health and Loyola University New Orleans partnered on a brand-new undergraduate nursing program in an effort to resolve workforce shortages in Louisiana and the country.

Morgan Haefner –
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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4 things to understand:.
1. The companies announced the four-year degree program Oct. 21. Under the collaboration, New Orleans-based Ochsner will offer medical positionings at its facilities for Loyola nursing students.
2. “Having a strong, competent workforce is one of the single biggest difficulties facing Ochsner Health,” Warner Thomas, president and CEO of the health system, stated throughout a statement Oct. 21.

3. Nurse lacks are expected to affect Louisianas healthcare workforce in the coming years, as 37 percent of registered nurses in the state are 50 years or older, and 17 percent are 60 years or older. Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 175,900 job openings for RNs each year over the next decade..

4. The program has actually been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges..

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The companies announced the four-year degree program Oct. 21. Under the partnership, New Orleans-based Ochsner will provide scientific positionings at its facilities for Loyola nursing students.
Nurse shortages are anticipated to impact Louisianas healthcare workforce in the coming years, as 37 percent of registered nurses in the state are 50 years or older, and 17 percent are 60 years or older.

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