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Unformatted text preview: y other program in the state preparing physicians is the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which opened in Parker in 2008 and is expecting its first graduating class in 2012. A large number of qualified nursing school applicants are turned away every year as the number and size of nursing programs are inadequate. In the 2008-2009 academic year, Colorado’s nursing schools declined more than 3,500 qualified applications due to limited institutional capacity. The average age of Colorado’s nurse faculty is 50. A study conducted by the Colorado Health Institute reports that by the 2014-15 academic year, nursing education programs can expect that at least onequarter of their current faculty will have retired. This also impacts the opportunities for clinical rotations—in the 2008-09 academic year, 20 clinical rotations were canceled due to an inability to fill instructor positions. 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook HEALTHCARE SERVICES EMPLOYMENT HEALTHCARE AnD SOCIAL ASSISTAnCE EMPLOyMEnT, 2003–2012 2003-2012 (In Thousands) Impact of Poor Health on Costs and Healthcare Coverage Factors contributing to escalating healthcare costs include an aging and more diverse population and the rise in obesity and chronic diseases....
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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