Alabama gets $1.2M grant for under-served nursing students

Nursing College

Some local high schoolers interested in a future profession in nursing are getting some help from the University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing.

The college received a $1.2 million grant from the Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. That money is going toward launching the college’s Health Sciences and Technology Academy-Alabama program.

The program’s goal is to build a pipeline for underrepresented students into the field of nursing and teaching them ways they can make a difference in their communities.

“If we can help out students from these communities who are underserved to develop the skills and expertise to make a difference, they have great opportunity to do that because we tend to want to hear from those and be treated by those who have had similar experiences,” said Capstone College of Nursing Professor Dr. Robin Bartlett.

The program is hoping to recruit 50 students from Hale County and 50 students from Pickens County for next summer’s program.

You can read more about the grant right here.

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