Cox College is now allowed to accept more nursing students than it ever has before.
In late February, the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) officially approved Cox College’s request to increase its number of nursing students to 400. The change adds 150 spots for nursing students at the college.
This change is a milestone. As a medical training center, representatives from the college were required apply to MSBN and show a need in the community – as well as a plan for growth – before being granted approval to accept more students.
“We are thrilled that our request was approved, because this a huge part in providing nurses that this community needs,” says Dr. Amy DeMelo, president of Cox College. “This change allows even more health professionals to make a difference for people right here in our area.”
The increase will be rolled out incrementally over the next few years. It is a key aspect of the college’s $6.6 million revitalization campaign, which ties to training more nurses locally -- and ultimately, having even more health care professionals in the Ozarks.
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