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Lasallian Universities Receive Nursing Grants

La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, and Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, TN, have each received grants to support aspects of their individual nursing programs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, awarded La Salle a three-year grant of $961,758 to support the Students at Risk, Strategies for Success Program in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The program assists diverse, disadvantaged students in earning their bachelor’s degrees in nursing and passing their licensing exams. La Salle also received a grant of $43,256 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, for nurse anesthetist traineeships.

CBU received a grant for its RN to BSN Nursing Program of $12,100 from The Promise of Nursing for Tennessee Nursing School Grant Program administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association. The grant will enable CBU’s Nursing Program to develop and offer an online training course for the Congregational Health Network, which is a partnership between hospitals, community health organizations and congregations. Students serve in this network while fulfilling their clinical requirements.