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College of Nursing looks ahead

By Michael Abramowitz

The Daily Reflector

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East Carolina University’s College of Nursing is not looking back from its post at the frontier of health care reform, but is focusing on the opportunities and challenges ahead for nursing education, the college’s dean said after receiving recognition for its online education programs.

The college ranked 10th out of 72 master’s or doctorate of nursing practice programs in the country for online education in a January report by U.S. News and World Report.

Online degrees have grown in popularity the past 10 years, driven by a competitive job market and economic conditions, according to U.S, News, but the vision of health care reform brings more urgency to these advancements, especially in North Carolina, nursing dean Sylvia Brown said.

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