Major CUNY Response to Nursing Shortage
Responding to a report by the CUNY Nursing
Task Force, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced on June
11 plans to add 30 full-time faculty to the University's nursing
programs. This was one of several recommendations made by
the Task Force, chaired by BMCC President Antonio Perez.
Calling CUNY "by far the leading provider of new registered
nurses in New York," Goldstein indicated the report would
provide a blueprint "to expand our nursing programs while
improving their quality."
"BMCC students graduating with an Associate degree in
nursing are walking into $55,000-a-year jobs," said Perez.
"And senior and specialty nurses earn upwards of $100,000.
We need to get the word out."
The Task Force report is available in full and in an executive
summary on the CUNY website http://www.cuny.edu/nursing/index.html