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Nursing & Allied Health Initiative: Big News-62% Increase in BSN graduates in MA from 2010 to 2015!

Current Awards

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Nursing and Allied Health Grant Program - FY18

The Department of Higher Education (DHE) Nursing and Allied Health Grant awards for FY2018, totaling $99,760, were made through the DHE’s Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (N&AHI).

Grant Awardees:

  1. $35,000 to Holyoke Community College, in partnership and alignment with Bunker Hill Community College’s (BHCC) Welcome Back Center, CareerPoint One-Stop Career Center in Holyoke, and the Hampden County Regional Employment Board (REB), will implement a pilot Nursing Pipeline program serving 30 licensed Nurses from Puerto Rico seeking licensure in Massachusetts. .
  2. $29,760 to Fitchburg State University and three partner community colleges will facilitate an easier path for nursing students to earn their BS in Nursing, completely online. These guaranteed admissions agreements will build on the Nursing Education Tranfer Compact for students graduating from Quinsigamond, Bristol and Middlesex Community Colleges.
  3. $35,000 North Shore Community College in partnership with the regional workforce investment board, the Mass Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) and health care organizations will create an 80-hour non-credit and a 3-6 credit Community Health Worker pathway training program. The training program will embed state recommended core competencies required to become a certified community health worker in Massachusetts.