May 6, 2019 | By David Tenenbaum, UW News
The first class of students in the new accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing at the School of Nursing will graduate on May 11, after a year of intensive training. The one-year program offers a second chance for adults seeking a satisfying, well-paying job. It is also part of a full-court press by the School of Nursing to confront a shortage of nurses in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Center for Nursing’s 2016 workforce report projected a statewide shortfall of nearly 23,000 nurses by 2035.