(Toledo, OH) The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University are cooperating...by no longer cooperating.
The two schools plan to dismantle a partnership in nursing and pursue independent nursing education programs instead. UT and BGSU call it an effort to meet the demand for more nurses in the region and across the country.
Up until now, the two universities partnered on a joint nursing consortium, where about 50 BGSU pre-nursing students each year went on to complete their coursework and clinicals at UT.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing is among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2024, so by going independent, the two schools can open more slots for nursing students to meet the future healthcare needs of the region as baby-boomers continue to age.