The School of Nursing has received an $80,000 scholarship grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to expand enrollment and increase diversity among students seeking to receive a nursing degree through accelerated nursing programs.
Funds are sponsored through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). NCIN provides grants to schools of nursing to grow student capacity and diversify the workforce using Accelerated BSN programs. These programs allow those with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline to get a nursing degree in only 12 months of full-time study.
“We need to be able to produce nurses faster and more efficiently,” says Susan Grinslade, undergraduate chair and clinical professor in the UB School of Nursing, who wrote the grant.