HHS announced that it has granted $15.5 million to 62 universities, nursing schools, medical centers and other healthcare organizations to increase the nation's supply of nurses. The bulk of the money, approximately $10.1 million, support 38 grants under the Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Program. The rest of the money will support 24 grants under the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program. "The national nursing shortage threatens the quality of America's healthcare," HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson said in a written statement. "These grants will help us meet future demand for essential healthcare services that nurses provide." Read a list of grantees. -- by Jeff Tieman
HHS grants $15.5 million for nursing programs
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