Texas Hospitals Sending Nurses Back to School to Improve Patient Care

Texas hospitals are partnering to launch an initiative designed to provide hospital nurses with higher education, according to a NewsWest 9 report.

Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital, for instance, is sending its nurses back to receive continuing education in nursing, with the ultimate goal of having 80 percent of hospital nurses holding a bachelor's degree within the next several years. Currently, most Midland Memorial nurses have an associate's degree.


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Midland Memorial will increase its tuition assistance from $1,500 to $3,000 to nurses interested in going back to school. Hospital officials say continuing education will help improve patient care and safety.

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