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UMW awarded grant from MWHC to establish nursing program

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The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund in order to create a nursing completion program, according to a university release.

The program is expected to launch fall 2014 and will be designed for registered nurses who have graduated with an associate’s degree or diploma nursing program.

The grant supports the hiring of a consultant to help plan the curriculum.

Approval for the program is pending from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

“The university is delighted to be the recipient of the Mary Washington Hospital grant,” said President Rick Hurley in the release. “The funding will be instrumental in developing this essential program to address the need for a highly educated nursing workforce and to improve the quality of healthcare in the region and the commonwealth.”


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