Nursing & Healthcare News
Nursing School Numbers Up
Applications and enrollment rose in 2020–21 despite the pandemic
We’ve been hearing for months that the pandemic could lead to massive nursing attrition, but recent data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) shows that nursing program applications and enrollment actually increased during the crisis.
Plenty of Students, Strong Interest
Each year, the AACN Department of Research and Data Services surveys institutions with baccalaureate and higher degreed nursing programs about program enrollment and applications. The most recent survey, covering the 2020–21 school year, offers some encouraging signs for the country’s post-COVID-19 nursing workforce.