Grant goes to help nursing programs at Minnesota schoolsby Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota schools have been awarded nearly $830,000 dollars to enhance their nursing programs.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the federal health care law, aimed to strengthen nursing education and practice.
The programs that benefit range from nursing education from entry-level to advanced-practice nurses. The money also goes to help registered nurses complete their graduate education to become nurse faculty, and increases nursing education opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship: College of St. Scholastica Duluth $ 41,679; Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato $ 26,956; Regents of The University of Minnesota Minneapolis $ 90,688 ;Augsburg College Minneapolis $ 22,891; Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead $ 16,658; Metropolitan State University Saint Paul $ 32,337; St. Mary's University of Minnesota Winona $ 11,924; Winona State University Winona $ 33,279.
Advanced Nursing Education: Regents of The University of Minnesota Minneapolis $ 280,853.
Nurse Anesthetist Training: Minneapolis School of AnesThesia Minneapolis $ 10,231; Regents of The University of Minnesota Minneapolis $ 2,154; St. Mary's University of Minnesota Winona $ 6,463.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program: Regents of The University of Minnesota Minneapolis $ 250,000.>