CHARLOTTE — Amidst the growing demand for nurses across the country, a local program has found success offering an accelerated track, allowing students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 16 months.
Traditionally, a similar program could last up to four years.
Officials at Northeastern University Charlotte said the accelerated program is possible, in part, because applicants have already completed non-nursing courses prior to enrolling in the program.
There are more than 175,000 nursing openings annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
>> In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter DaShawn Brown speaks with an instructor and student about the opportunities provided in the program.
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