Belmont, HCA unite to produce more nurses – The Tennessean

The nursing shortage in Middle Tennessee may be getting some relief in the coming years, thanks to an unusual partnership between Belmont University and HCA Inc. The Nashville-based hospital company’s MidAmerica Division has given Belmont $7.5 million to help pay for a $22.5 million College of Health Sciences, which will be built on Wedgewood Avenue by fall 2006. Construction on the nearly 100,000-square-foot building will start immediately. See the story in The Tennessean.