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Nursing Program Receives $65,000 in Grants

The Department of Nursing at Le Moyne was recently notified that it has received two significant grants -- $45,000 from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the final $20,000 payment of a $30,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York (HFWCNY).

The HRSA grant will help fund the College’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The NFLP provides full tuition coverage for students in the educator track of Le Moyne’s Master of Science program; 85% of the loan is completely forgiven if they work full-time for four years in a faculty position in an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or MS degree nursing program after graduation.  This is a renewed grant; in 2009 the College received approximately $114,000, which so far has funded the education of 10 graduate students.

The Health Foundation grant will be used to infuse geriatrics and advanced care planning education into Le Moyne’s undergraduate nursing curriculum, allowing students to gain a better understanding of the care needs of this growing segment of the U.S. population. The role of nursing in the care of this group is expected to expand during the next decade. The Health Foundation is a non-profit private foundation whose mission is to improve the health and health care of the people of Western and Central New York. 

“Given the diversity of nursing programs that Le Moyne offers, it’s gratifying that this funding will benefit both our undergraduate and graduate students,” said Susan Bastable, Ed.D., R.N. and chair of the department of nursing at Le Moyne. “These grants will help many of our students.”

Le Moyne offers a full array of degree and certificate programs in nursing including: a dual degree (associate and bachelor’s degree in four years); an accelerated dual degree (associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in 18 months for those with a bachelor’s in a field other than nursing); a bachelor of science (RN-BS); a bachelor of science to master of science bridge program (BS-MS); a master of science as well as post-master's certificates in five specialty areas:  nursing education, nursing administration, gerontology, palliative care, and informatics. 

posted on: 7/22/2013