GSU Nursing program gets new shot at success

Courtesy: MGN
Courtesy: MGN

BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE) - The first step has been completed. On Thursday, the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors voted to reinstate the undergraduate nursing degree program at Grambling State University. Now the proposal is headed to the Louisiana Board of Regents.

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors vote to reinstate the programs is the first of three key and necessary steps to opening a new program in fall 2018. If the program's proposal is approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents, it will go on to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

KNOE talked with GSU President Rick Gallot in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. He says the program will be completely new, with new standards. He says reinstatement of the program has been his goal since taking leadership of the university.

The program was discontinued two years ago. Gallot hopes to have the new nursing program up and running by fall 2018.