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New nursing schools are going up all over the country!

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“If only I could just get into a nursing program!”

Yeah. We hear ya.

Competition is stiff out there to get into a nursing program as staff and nursing facilities can’t keep up with enrollment demands! The good news is that communities and schools throughout the country are recognizing this need and doing something about it. Here’s a list of just a few new nursing facilities and programs that are slated to accept new students between 2013 and 2015.

We at Scrubs have just begun adding information about new nursing programs throughout the country on our Code Happy Map. Download Code Happy (it’s free!), and we hope that soon you’ll see a program that’s right for you in your area.


  • University of Wisconson-Madison School of Nursing’s new Signe Skott Cooper Hall will open in 2014.
  • University of Michigan School of Nursing approved the construction of a 75,000 square foot facility in March 2012.


  • Southwest Tennessee Community College will begin construction on a new, multimillion dollar nursing school to be opened for summer 2014.
  • The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing has announced that it will offer the state’s first nurse anesthesia degree program. Classes will begin in 2013.
  • Concorde Career Colleges Inc. announced in May that the Memphis campus will add a new Nursing-(AAS) degree program. The Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students to take the NCLEX. Nursing is reported to be among the largest number of new Tennessee job openings.


  • Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced in February of 2012 plans to open a RN. to MSN Pathway program to address the area’s nursing shortage.
  • Utica College in New York will expand access to its pre-licensure nursing education programs. This accelerated program will allow nurses to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing through a combination of online learning and on-site clinical preparation. Classes will begin in early 2013.


  • A new nursing facility at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) campus in Abilene was approved last year to address the rapidly aging population in Abilene, Texas. .In 2011, 56 students were enrolled in the TTUHSC School of Nursing in Abilene. It’s anticipated that the school will have an enrollment of an additional 104 students by 2015.

Here’s what else you can learn about the nursing profession in your area on the Code Happy Map:

  • Salary
  • Benefits and awesome perks by facility
  • Nurse-to-patient ratios

What else would you like to see on our map? Tell us and we’ll start adding it!








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