The UNC School of Nursing announced this week that it would reduce overall undergraduate enrollments by about 25 percent because of ongoing state budget cuts.
The enrollment reductions will begin with the summer semester. In January, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp instituted campus-wide cuts equal to a 5 percent permanent state reduction to take effect July 1. Anticipated reductions to UNCâ€™s state appropriations could reach 15 percent for fiscal year 2011-12, coming on top of nearly 10 percent in permanent cuts absorbed by the School of Nursing over the last two years.
The School of Nursing graduates approximately 200 new nurses each year.