The University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore has been awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Who Will Care? Fund for Nurse Education. Through this award, UMSON will offer funding to newly-admitted, first-generation students enrolled in the traditional BSN program.
The award is geared toward the successful retention and graduation rate of first-generation students and the development of a program intent on fulfilling the promise of a better life for first-generation students through education.
“As healthcare needs continue to escalate and current nurses inch closer to retirement, there is a great urgency to prepare tomorrows nurses,” UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in a news release. “On behalf of all the residents of Maryland, I am truly grateful that Who Will Care? had the vision to develop a plan to address this serious issue and that our school was selected to receive funding to help educate nurses for the workforce of the future. It is especially gratifying to financially be in a position to help students achieve a historical accomplishment within their families.”
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