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Jun 4, 2012 8:14 AM by AP

Southern adds online nursing program

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University will add a new wrinkle to its highly regarded nursing program this year with the addition of an accelerated online version of the program slated to begin in August.

The Advocate reports the online Bachelor of Science Nursing degree will be a yearlong alternative to what is typically a four-year program.

Nurses who have previously earned a two-year associate's degree, have a year experience in nursing and a 2.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the new online program, provided their nursing license is in good standing with the state.

Chancellor James Llorens said the program would fill the dual purpose of responding to a market need, while also generating revenue for the Baton Rouge campus.

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