21 Vocational Nurses Graduate

A December 13 Item article caught our eye about recent graduates at the Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, specifically a few remarks about SHSU's Medical & Allied Health Programs and impending building:
“You are entering health care in a most challenging time and have chosen a career in a field that is highly regulated,” said Sally Nelson, CEO at HMH in her opening remarks to graduates. “

Nelson went on to talk about the four-year Bachelor of Nursing program that will begin in 2011 at Sam Houston State University.

“Until their health professions’ building is on the ground, our hospital will be providing space for classrooms right here at home,” Nelson said. “Even if you do not ever choose to continue to a higher level of nursing excellence, we are working with Sam Houston State University to make the opportunity available to you should you decide to move to a higher level of nursing education.”
The SHSU Board of Regents approved the new Bachelor of Science (BS) Nursing program in November 2008. The proposed School of Nursing Program will occupy a portion of the new state-of-the-art Biological Sciences Building, approved as part of the campus improvement plan.

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