SCSU, CentraCare Launch New Nursing Program

SCSU, CentraCare Launch New Nursing Program Click to Enlarge Photo: SCSU

(KNSI) - St. Cloud State University and CentraCare Health have teamed up to offer a new nursing program.

SCSU President Robbyn Wacker announced the commitment of $1.5 million to establish the Graduate Nursing Education program and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research better known as CHOPR.

"The graduate nursing education program will help prepare nurses with advanced education and skills to deliver high-quality healthcare to patient populations in rural and under-served communities."

Officials say nursing and health care are changing due to technology and research.

Wacker says this program will help them prepare for the future.

"CHOPR will bring together Central Minnesota leaders in healthcare and research to develop innovations and practical solutions that will target and address healthcare challenges in our region."

Campus officials say CentraCare will assist in establishing a collaborative and innovative research culture across both institutions to seize opportunities and quickly address challenges.

The program will be in the newly renovated Eastman Hall on SCSU's campus. Eastman Hall is home to the new Center for Health and Wellness Innovation.

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