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ABC-7, Crain's, Daily Whale: Citywide Nursing School Will Launch With New Malcolm X Campus

2/20/2014 12:00 AM

​​ABC Chicago (WLS), Crain's Chicago Business and Daily Whale all covered City Colleges' announcement on February 19th that it will launch a new citywide School of Nursing in 2016 at the new Malcolm X College's School of health Sciences.

ABC-7 ChicagoThe demand for nurses is high...and the city of Chicago is creating a city-wide school of nursing that will be located at Malcom X College. 

Construction is well underway of the new Malcolm X College, a facility that will cost more than $250 million.   

Cheryl Hyman, the chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, joined the school's president to check on the progress.   

She says when the school opens January of 2016, more than just the building will be upgraded.   

"We're doing it to ensure that every single student has the opportunity to learn in a world class state of the art facility," said Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, City Colleges of Chicago.   

Malcom X will be the site of the new School of Nursing, a unified, city-wide program. 

Currently, three other city colleges have nursing programs. They will merge over the next two years.   

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Crain's Chicago BusinessCity Colleges of Chicago is consolidating its four nursing programs into one new school that will be part of its new Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences currently under construction. 

The city school will spend the next two years merging current nursing programs at Daley College, Truman College and Wright College with one at Malcolm X, said Cheryl Hyman, City Colleges chancellor, in a press release. Daley College will begin the transition next year.

The new nursing school, which requires state approval, is expected to open in January 2016 at the same time as the new $251 million Malcom X building. It will offer two-year associate degrees in applied science in nursing and can accommodate 1,000 students.

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​Daily WhaleCity Colleges of Chicago officials on Wednesday announced the planned opening of the streamlined City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing in 2016. 

The nursing school, which is set to open in the new $251 million Malcolm X College facility on the city’s Near West Side, will replace nursing programs currently operating at the Daley, Truman, Malcolm X and Wright colleges, according to a City Colleges press release. The new facility will provide students with an opportunity to receive instruction in “a virtual hospital environment,” according to the release. ...

As part of CCC’s transition to the new program at the Malcolm X facility, Daley College will end its nursing program when current students compete their coursework next year. In January 2016, students of the remaining Truman, Wright and Malcolm X nursing programs will merge into the new program.

“This move is about targeting investment to ensure maximum returns for taxpayers and the best possible programs for students,” CCC Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said in the release.

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