New England News
5:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Massachusetts Awarded Grant For Nurse Education

    Massachusetts is getting a $300,000 grant to support nursing education. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

   Massachusetts is looking to increase the number of nurses with bachelors degrees or higher...as  more and more hospitals are requiring four year college degrees as conditions of employment.  Just over half of the nurses in Massachusetts currently hold degrees in bachelor of nurse sciences. The grant funds will develop ways for currently employed and newly credentialed  nurses  to pursue their higher education through community colleges , state universities and the University of Massachusetts.  Massachusetts was one of nine states chosen to receive the grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation