- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) - A health care system and technical college in southwest Missouri are planning to expand training of nurses in the region.

Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation and Bolivar Technical College plan to build a new $5.3 million education services facility.

KYTV reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1k122cg ) that a current program is at capacity and has a waiting list. The school offers training for several types of nursing, medical administrative assistant, medical assistants and medical laboratory technologists. Currently, the programs are offered only every other year.

CMH officials say the new building will allow the college to offer enrollment every fall semester. The college also is seeking state approval to start another group of registered nursing students.

The new building will also include the CMH Education Department.

Construction is set to begin this summer.

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Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com