Emporia State presented a proposal to create a Masters of Nursing program to the Council of Chief Academic Officers Nov. 7 during KBOR’s visit to ESU. 

The proposal was introduced by David Cordle, provost. 

“We’re very excited about the program,” said Linda Adams-Wendling, chair of nursing. “Our particular program would really focus on the skill set necessary in these rural community environments...We really want to focus on the needs of our rural communities.” 

The program, as proposed, will have three tracks: a nursing healthcare management track, a nursing education track and a blended track. 

“The third track is actually a fairly unique track,” Adams-Wendling said. “For those baccalaureate graduates who are interested in a career path, it would include the skill set of both being a nurse manager and an educator.”

There will be further discussion on the proposal and a vote during the Dec. 12 meeting in Topeka, according to the KBOR website. 

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