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Nursing and Health Professions becomes its own department within College of Education and Human Services

photo of Travis Peterson
Travis Peterson is the Nursing and
Health Professions department head.
While Utah State University has been involved in nursing programs since 2010, it is now creating a new department—Nursing and HealthProfessions—which finds its new home in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
This means better opportunities for USU students statewide, and better outcomes for the people they serve after they graduate. These benefits will affect rural Utah, the Logan campus and the state as a whole.
Utah faces several challenges in the nursing field—hurdles that the new Nursing and Health Professions department will continue to address.
“Right now it is extremely hard to get registered nurses to relocate to a rural facility,” said Travis Peterson, the new department head. “We will be training people in those communities  who stay in those communities.”
Plans are in place to extend the USU nursing program to additional regional campuses, as well as the Logan campus. Read more on the EEJ Ed Notes blog.

EEJ CEHS Senator Shelby Clayson

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