Macon State College to expand nursing program
Five new faculty members will soon be hired to work in Macon State College's nursing program following the allocation of $452,000 to the program through state funding.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Corvey says the money will allow the college to admit an additional 100 students in its nursing program.
Corvey says the money will also go toward creating a satellite program in Warner Robins to better serve students living South of Macon.
"I have never seen, here at Macon State, the sincere commitment bu the University System to push nursing to this degree, so it is, I feel very fortunate that we have this opportunity here at Macon State College, " Corvey said.
The money is part of a $72.5 million initiative to increase college completion rates in the state's 35 public colleges. Macon State will also receive $326,500 to hire six new faculty members in history, political science, natural sciences, and the arts.