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April 2, 2019

Around the nation: UNLV's School of Nursing will accept 20 more students per semester

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    University of Nevada-Las Vegas will increase the number of students in its nursing program from 56 to 76 per semester, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Michigan, Nevada, and Tennessee.

    • Michigan: Sparrow Health System and Michigan Medicine have signed an affiliation agreement that will allow the organizations to collaborate. The first affiliation project will integrate services offered by Michigan Medicine's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the Sparrow Children's Center. Through another project, Michigan Medicine will make a minority investment in Sparrow's health plan (Vartorella, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/29).

    • Nevada: University of Nevada-Las Vegas' School of Nursing plans to increase the number of students in the program from 56 to 76 per semester to meet the growing demand for highly trained nurses in Nevada. In addition, the school's nursing program this year will establish a nursing summer camp for high school students to increase interest in the profession (Roselli, KTNV, 3/27).

    • Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Medical Center just announced that it will buy Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, the only hospital in Wilson County. Vanderbilt said it plans to hire all Tennova hospital employees who are in good standing, which includes about 600 nurses, administrators, and support staff and 200 physicians. The deal is expected to close later this year (AP/Sacramento Bee, 3/30).

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