Nursing Career Pathways
Nurses of all credential levels are in high demand in SREB states as the population ages and today’s nursing professionals retire. To help states address this workforce shortage, SREB worked closely with employers and educators in Georgia and Kentucky as they forged streamlined nursing career pathways in regions of the two states.
Health-care providers, colleges and local school systems, workforce agencies and elected officials came together to work out everything from credit transfers to job placement. The goal: Give students a clear picture of how to enter the profession and a shorter, more affordable way to progress through the education they need. The pathways include dual credit for high school students with community and technical colleges plus seamless transition to bachelor’s degrees in nursing and employment as nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.