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Arkansas is facing a healthcare crisis. By the year 2020, the Institute of Medicine forecasts a shortage of 15,000 nurses. The impact is real: less accessible healthcare and overworked nurses, especially in rural communities.

Such challenges create opportunities for innovation.

Ouachita Baptist University and Baptist Health have developed an innovative approach—more than two years in the making—to get more nurses in the workforce sooner. For many reasons, including our similar missions and shared values, our partnership is a natural fit.


Editorial Note: The following article originally appeared as an OpEd in the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette on Oct. 29, 2018. See the original here.



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