University of Louisville School of Nursing to start. Nursing program to be launched in Owensboro - Business First of Louisville:

The University of Louisville School of Nursing and Owensboro Medical Health System announced Tuesday that they will offer a baccalaureate nursing program (BSN) in Owensboro, Ky., through a combination of distance education and on-site clinical instruction.
The program, intended to graduate 36 to 40 students a year, will address a shortage of baccalaureate nurses in the region. About 20 students are expected to enroll as early as fall 2009.
“This innovative program will address one of the key work force issues we face here in Kentucky," U of L President James Ramsey said in a news release.
"U of L is a good fit for our organization," added Jeff Barber, president and CEO of OMHS. “We have established strong partnerships with U of L in heart care, cancer research, neurology and pediatric cardiology that benefit our patients and the communities we serve.”