7 Alabama Schools Share Federal Nursing Funds

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has allocated $706,913 for advanced education nurse traineeships at seven Alabama universities, with the University of South Alabama in Mobile getting more than half of the money.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., announced the grant Wednesday, saying the nation's nursing shortage makes it essential to recruit more nurses and provide more training and educational opportunities for them.

The grant will provide $376,424 to the University of South Alabama and $175,513 to UAB.

Auburn will receive $5,261; Jacksonville State will get $28,036; Samford is allocated $43,162; Spring Hill College in Mobile gets $35,849 and Troy State receives $42,668.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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