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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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School of Nursing "Wait List" Applicants Admitted; 81 Students May Begin Program This Fall

FORT MYERS, FL - President William C. Merwin announced today that all 26 “wait list” applicants to the Florida Gulf Coast University School of Nursing have been admitted and will receive letters of admittance sometime later this week.

Internal funding from the Division of Academic Affairs and the College of Health Professions is making it possible for the School to hire two new professors. The two positions were required before additional students, beyond the 55 already accepted, could be admitted into the program.

Based on applicant ranking by School criteria and on available faculty resources before the state budget was approved, only 55 students could be admitted. The remaining 26 applicants met all requirements but were put on a “wait list” until the budget was resolved.

“The healthcare industry is concerned and will be pleased,” Nursing School director Karen Miles said. “All of them have contacted me about the wait list.”

Only the 26 applicants who received a “wait list” letter will receive the letter of admittance.

In addition to the 81 admitted students, the School has 26 other applicants who are not admitted, either because the application is incomplete or was received after the Feb. 15 deadline. The 26 applications will be reviewed.

Miles cautioned that not all of the 81 admitted students may accept the offer to enter the nursing program because they may have moved on to programs at other schools because of this year’s budget situation that left admission into the School in limbo.

“I’m very pleased Academic Affairs has worked with me to provide me with additional resources so that we can admit these students,” Miles said.

For more information, contact the School of Nursing Office of Student Alumni Relations at (239) 590-7510.

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