Rural Student Profiles

Profiles of four students who have completed distance or hybrid education programs with the aim of advancing their careers and better serving their rural communities.

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February 26, 2015

Missouri RN Earns BS Nursing Degree Online

Virginia Slaughter


A profile of Virginia Slaughter, a nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Missouri Kansas City RN-BSN Rural Nursing Initiative, a distance education program.

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February 26, 2015

Will Hospitals Become Insurers?

A look into the complexities of medical insurance and the consequences that rural communities could face if healthcare systems morph into insurance providers.

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February 26, 2015