Nursing programs in 20 states receive $3 million in grants
March 21, 2013
In the past few years, there has been an increased focus on the state of the American healthcare system. With more states requiring coverage and regulations changing on a federal scale. The sector is not only being tweaked in terms of processes, but more people are being cared for. With this in mind, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that it has started an initiative that will supply various state programs with grants.
"The Foundation is committed to providing states with the support they need to build a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce that will improve health outcomes for patients, families and communities," said RWJF senior advisor for nursing and new campaign director Susan Hassmiller.
The Future of Nursing State Implementation Program hopes to change the face of the profession by improving the patient experience through more interaction with managers, businesses and consumers. The campaign, called the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, will give two-year grants of up to $150,000 to 20 Action Coalitions in various states.
This is not the only grant to be given to nursing programs recently. According to University of Alabama News, the University's Birmingham location recently received a $1 million, three-year grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to increase the number of individuals graduating with a bachelor's degree in the field.
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