New Orleans, LA (Vocus) July 15, 2010
The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing has received a U.S. Public Health Service training grant in the amount of $124,400 to be awarded to graduate nursing students for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The grant is part of the federal government’s commitment to increase access to health care by providing national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a competent health workforce. The grant helps secure the federal government’s goal to develop and train nurses who are able to adapt to the population’s changing health care needs and provide the highest quality of care for all.
The grant will be distributed through Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship awards and will be issued to doctoral and master’s students in accordance with the federal and school criteria beginning in the fall of 2010.
“While the supply of these traineeships cannot meet the entire demand of our graduate students, these funds make a significant contribution to reduce the burden of educational costs nationally for nursing students who dedicate their work within health professions’ shortage areas,” said Ann Cary, Ph.D., program director and principal investigator of the grant award.
Loyola’s School of Nursing remains committed to providing its students with the education and tools needed for them to be successful in the workforce. The school has more than 600 graduate nursing students in the master’s and doctoral programs and recently celebrated more than 30 years of nursing education excellence.
For more information about the grant or Loyola University’s School of Nursing, please contact Cary at 504-865-2579 or ahcary(at)loyno(dot)edu.