Hot Springs Partnerships Address Nursing Shortage

As seen on Fox 16 News

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Together, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, National Park College and Henderson State University are partnering to increase the number of nurses in Arkansas by enriching the nursing programs at both higher education institutions.

CHI St. Vincent commits to a three-year total investment and will partner with each institution, providing financial assistance to students enrolled in National Park College's registered nursing program and Henderson State's bachelor of science in nursing program. Financial support will also equip a state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab at NPC and hire additional faculty at Henderson State.

"The need has never been greater for qualified nurses who are immediately ready upon graduation to provide excellent, compassionate care," said Tony Houston, president of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. "These strategic partnerships are innovative ways to respond to a critical nursing shortage in Arkansas and across the country. We are excited for the opportunity to increase student capacity for nursing programs here in Hot Springs.