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GW: Study Finds For-Profit Ownership of Nursing Schools Associated with Lower Performance on Nurse Licensure Test

A new study finds that for-profit ownership of nursing school programs is associated with lower performance on a national nursing licensure exam than public and nonprofit programs.

The findings suggest nursing leaders and policymakers look at the performance of all nursing programs, especially those in the for-profit sector, said Dr. Patricia Pittman, PhD, the lead study author and a professor of health policy and management at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Program accreditation could help ensure nursing schools meet performance standards.

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