Nursing Program Expands to CSU-East Bay
California State University-East Bay next year will begin offering a four-year nursing degree at its Concord campus, which will allow about 20 new students per year to take all required courses without attending the main campus in Hayward, the Contra Costa Times reports. The campus will begin offering lower-division classes for the first time, and nursing students will be prioritized for enrollment in those classes.
The nursing program expansion is funded by a $1.7-million grant from John Muir Health.
Carolyn Fong, chair of the nursing and health science department, said the availability of a four-year nursing degree at Concord also will allow CSU to expand its nursing program. More than 600 students annually apply for 60 seats in the nursing program at the Hayward campus (Krupnick, Contra Costa Times, 2/8).