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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  • by KL Location: Enterprise on May 21, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    Troy University's nursing attrition rate is so high and has ruined so many dreams of qualified individuals that the state anf the media should launch an investigation of why so many students are forced out of the nursing school. No wonder we have to import nurses with less qualifications from the Philipines.
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