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UWG to offer doctoral degree in nursing education
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UWG to offer doctoral degree in nursing education

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia will soon offer a new doctoral program in nursing education.

The program, which has been approved by the Board of Regents, will allow students to earn a degree that will prepare them to train future nurses, addressing a critical shortage in the state, region and country.

Last year, nursing schools in Georgia turned away about 2,000 qualified candidates because of restrictions on the number of students per faculty member, according to Dr. Kathryn Grams, dean of UWG's School of Nursing.

But the university's new online program is now one of four in the country to combine the efforts of a nursing school and an education college.

"It is a significant event in the history of the institution," UWG president Beheruz Sethna said of the program, which will launch during the fall 2012 semester. It is the school's fourth doctoral program.

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