Maryland nursing programs to receive $5.8 million to tackle state nursing shortage.

According to Governor Wes Moore’s announcement, nine Maryland nursing programs are set to receive $5.8 million in funding to help address the state’s nursing shortage. The grant aims to support nursing programs in Maryland to provide better healthcare services across the state. (source: CBS News)

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Governor Moore says:

“This funding will create positive and lasting change in how we educate both our nursing students and faculty while also addressing the nursing shortage in Maryland,” Moore said. “The grants allow for new and innovative ideas that will continue to develop and expand health care opportunities in Maryland, which will positively impact our workforce and the state’s economy.”

The awards go toward the following: 

  • Planning for a Ph.D. in Nursing Education Program at the oldest HBCU in Maryland to increase the number of PhD-prepared nursing faculty teaching in Maryland;
  • Building a sustainable nurse-managed health center to increase quality clinical opportunities for registered nurses and nurse practitioner students in the state;
  • Increasing enrollment in existing nursing programs and establishing new nursing programs to produce 364 additional nursing graduates;
  • Developing a certificate program in Real-World Data & Pragmatic Research, as well as enhancing an existing Nurse Educator Certificate program;
  • Assisting a university nursing program with resources (e.g., exam software, testing) to prepare pre-licensure and nurse practitioner program students; and
  • They continue supporting the successful Lead Nursing Forward program with resources for website expansion.

Additionally, the nine-member review panel recommended funding for six universities and three community colleges:

  • Bowie State University
  • Cecil College
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Frostburg State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • Salisbury University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore

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