New policy for nurses hired after January 6, 2014

As of Jan. 6, 2014, UNC Medical Center and Rex Healthcare will institute a policy that impacts all nurses hired on or after Jan. 6, 2014.

All nurses hired on or after Jan. 6, 2014, who do not hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree with a major in Nursing must enroll in an accredited baccalaureate or master’s degree program with a major in Nursing within four years of the first day of employment. They must complete the program within seven years of the first day of employment.

Current coworkers and those hired before Jan. 6, 2014, are exempt from the degree requirement.

Please see this overview of the new policy and a list of frequently asked questions for more details.