ALBANY, N.Y. — The State College of New York introduced Wednesday, over $1.4 million has been given to assist increase healthcare diploma applications for college students.
The cash got here from the Nursing Emergency Coaching Fund which is a part of an effort to extend the state’s healthcare workforce by 20% in a five-year timeframe. Again in Might, greater than $3.2 million was awarded to 16 campuses to assist improve nursing program enrollment capability. With this added funding, 2,500 spots can be created.
“Nurses are important to making sure and safeguarding the well being and welfare of all New Yorkers, however the career is dealing with a major labor scarcity—notably within the aftermath of the Covid disaster. SUNY campuses are working to make it simpler for extra college students to pursue this noble career, and these awards will assist make that aim a actuality. I lengthen my congratulations to our campus awardees for creating essential initiatives to bolster their enrollment capability, and I thank the Governor and legislators for investing in SUNY and making important alternatives like this doable for our college students and the following era of healthcare heroes,” SUNY Chancellor, John B. King stated.
All SUNY campuses which have a nursing program have been in a position to apply for one-time grants of as much as $250,000 from the fund.