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Four years ago, Elizabeth Arth, 42, helped her son, Henry, recover from a spinal-cord injury during a long stay at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. Her last clinical rotation for her one-year bachelor’s program was on the same floor as that difficult but ultimately rewarding hospital stay. ALEXANDER ANDRÉ

In May, UW-Madison’s School of Nursing marked the first graduates of its new accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing program. Thirty-two students graduated from the one-year program that offers a second chance for adults who already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a satisfying, well-paying job. It is part of a full-court press by the School of Nursing to tackle a shortage of nurses in Wisconsin.