spotlight on education | Touro School of Nursing answers national call to action

J Weekly

October 9, 2014

Touro University California recently became one of eight nursing schools in California offering a path from an associate’s to a master’s degree in nursing.

This is exciting news for nursing professionals at all levels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This new program gives them effective, timely and accessible ways to advance their careers. But from a broader perspective, Touro’s new School of Nursing is helping answer critical demand for clinical nurses throughout the nation.

With the Affordable Care Act bringing 30 million more people into our health care system, its success heavily depends on keeping people out of hospitals, or at least from returning to them. That will require more clinical nurses with higher levels of education, skill and management expertise — and fast.

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