Concord University Uses CARES Act Funds to Start Nursing Program
ATHENS, West Virginia (WVVA) – The University of Saint Augustine reports that the United States will need 1.2 million new registered nurses by 2030. The governor of justice announced at his press conference As of December 21, last year alone, 1,700 nurses in West Virginia failed to renew their nursing licenses.
Local experts say they’ve seen this trend coming for years.
To tackle the shortage in Mountain State, the Governor of Justice turned to higher education, allocating $ 48 million of the remaining CARES law funds to state colleges to launch new nursing programs. Glenville State, Bridge Valley Community and Technical School, and Concord University.
The Mercer County school is seeking several million dollars for the groundwork for its first nursing program.
So far, Concord has received numerous offers from local nurses and health professionals to lead the program. It even goes so far as to initiate the process of partnering with hospitals in the region to participate in the program.
President Boggess said the university is committed to a program that will produce quality local nurses.
Concord University says it hopes the influx of money from the CARES Act will get its program up and running over the next 2 years.
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