Hospitals Fund New Nursing Program in Ventura County
Last month, California State University-Channel Islands launched a new bachelor's degree program in nursing that is being bankrolled by local hospitals, the Ventura County Star reports.
The program was developed with private donations because state funding was not available, according to CSU-CI President Richard Rush.
About $400,000 for the program was donated by:
- Community Memorial Hospital;
- Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center;
- St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital;
- St. John's Regional Medical Center;
- Simi Valley Hospital; and
- Ventura County Medical Center.
Karen Jensen, coordinator for the program, said the other half of the class is taking courses at Moorpark College because of capacity issues. She said students taking classes at Moorpark will receive CSUCI credit for the coursework (Klampe, Ventura County Star, 9/27). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.