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$3 Million in Grants Help End the Nursing Shortage

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, August 30th, 2010

On August 5th, 2010 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that they awarded just over $3 million through 16 grants to support health care nursing workforce training programs at five Washington state universities. Grants were issued to the University of Washington, Washington State University, Gonzaga University, Seattle University, and Pacific Lutheran University.

The money will support nursing workforce development and education programs, as well as geriatric education and training programs.

The grants, issued under the Health Resources and Services Administration were a part of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama last March.

I’m eager to learn what other states received grant money, as this is a crucial step in recruiting nurses and ending our nursing shortage.

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