National University announced Thursday that it has received a three-year, $1.05 million federal grant to launch a program designed to speed up instruction for military veterans interested in nursing careers.
The Department of Health & Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration provided the grant to pay for outreach services, retention activities, and academic and career support services like licensing preparation, in order to ensure the professional success of veteran graduates who enter and complete the program.
“We are extremely honored to have been awarded this prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since it recognizes the value and expertise that veterans bring to careers such as nursing and other health specialties,” said Gloria McNeal, dean of National University’s School of Health and Human Services and a former Navy nurse.
According to the university, the nursing program will provide an accelerated schedule of student instruction and make use of established partnerships with a variety of other agencies.
— City News Service
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