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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Hampton University Nursing School Awarded Millions in Grants

stethoscopeThe Hampton University School of Nursing in Hampton, Virginia was recently awarded more than $3 million in grants. The three grants, awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services, will go toward workforce preparation, student retention, and doctoral program enhancement.

“As a result of this funding, the School of Nursing will be able to increase recruitment, retention and graduation of nurse clinicians, scholars and educators, thereby, contributing to the supply of nurses in the profession,” said Dr. Arlene Montgomery, dean of the school, in a statement. “This outcome will directly impact the nurse shortage by providing more practicing professionals. Now we must continue this process for future funding.”

The Advanced Education Nursing Grant, which was $1.1 million, will go toward enhancing the Doctor of Philosophy program to prepare graduates for national certification as nurse educators.

The Nurse Education Practice and Retention Grant, which was $835,136, will go toward expanding enrollment in the baccalaureate nursing program.

The third award, the Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, which as $1.2 million, will go toward increasing nursing education opportunities through the implementation of a pre-entry and post-enrollment program that includes retention activities, stipends, and scholarship support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

— Janell Hazelwood