Shorter College and Floyd Medical Center will partner to provide a unique nursing education opportunity in this part of Northwest Georgia.

Floyd has pledged a $25,000 annual investment in the Shorter College School of Nursing, which will begin offering courses toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the fall of 2010. The partnership also provides for a portion of the clinical instruction for Shorter’s nursing students to be completed at FMC facilities.

Shorter College President Harold E. Newman described the partnership as mutually beneficial for the two Rome-based organizations.

“We greatly appreciate Floyd’s investment in the establishment and the continued development of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program,” he said.

Floyd President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt Stuenkel said the partnership will benefit Floyd by providing a bachelor’s-trained pool of future employees.

“We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful nursing education programs in our area. Floyd is proud to support the development and education of the next generation of nurses,” he said.

Rome News Tribune