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The return of a nursing program at UAFS


A nursing program is returning to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. The degree was phased out in the 2010s after a national goal for healthcare began to place a strong emphasis on having all bedside nurses in hospitals possess a bachelor’s degree or higher. But after COVID, that approach is being rethought. Brooke Gray, a graduate of the UAFS program and the program director, said this is a way to replenish the number of nurses in the Arkansas workforce.

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Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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