The Board of Higher Education has awarded grants through competitive processes to support a variety of faculty and curriculum projects. Click on a year for more information.
The Department of Higher Education (DHE), through the DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI) grant program, announced on August 7, 2013 an award of $46,607 to Commonwealth Corporation to complete their proposal to produce an update of a previously published document called the Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook.
The updated Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook contains charts that inform workforce development professionals, educators, employers, and jobseekers about the status and recent history of Healthcare careers and the Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector in the Commonwealth. It examines changes since 2007 in the wide range of jobs that make up the healthcare workforce and is available for download by clicking the link below.
Download the Massachusetts Healthcare Chartbook
The DHE's Nursing Education Redesign Grants for FY2012 totalled nearly $195,000. A one-page summary is provided for each.
DHE awarded over $242,000 as part of the Nursing Education Redesign Grant Program to continue the development of innovations in all aspects of nursing education and especially to expand the scope and scale of successful, prior pilot projects.
The list of awards is as follows:
In collaboration with the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation has provided $350,000 over 2 years to support the Nursing Initiative's efforts to increase the number of qualified faculty in nursing programs. To date, eighteen scholarships have been provided to current clinical nurses who are enrolled in masters or doctoral nursing programs and who have committed to teach upon graduation.
The FY2006 funding priority was increasing the number of Massachusetts higher education clinical and academic nursing faculty. Click here for detailed information on the grants awarded.
The Board of Higher Education was given $500,000 in the fall 2005 supplemental budget for the Nursing Initiative. The FY2005 funding priorities were established in consultation with stakeholders by identifying best practices from the Nursing Career Ladder Initiative and assessing the results of the Board of Higher Education's analysis of health care industry and public higher education partnerships. Click here for detailed information on the grants awarded.