Published Feb 25, 2014
By Vince Sapienza, KEPR
The nursing field is as competitive as ever these days, but Columbia
Basin College is looking to open more doors for those in the medical
CBC is looking into offering a four-year nursing program
based at the college's Richland campus. Nursing would be the fourth
program that takes four years.
Fifty students are enrolled in the current program that lasts two years. The goal is for enrollment to double.
all said that they will be giving preferential treatment to
bachelor-prepared nurses, so, yes, we need to get our nurses up to speed
in that regard," said CBC President Rich Cummins.
There is no given number on how many more applicants could be accepted. The nursing program would begin in two years.
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