HCTW News: Two-part gift expands Georgia’s clinical nurse leader program

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, December 12, 2008

A two-part gift, totaling $1.3 million, will help the Medical College of Georgia's (MCG) School of Nursing to partner with two other Georgia nursing schools to expand its clinical nurse leader program.

MCG's master's-level, 16-month clinical nurse leader program offers advanced degrees to those with non-nursing backgrounds, so students with a baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-nursing field can obtain a master's degree in nursing at an accelerated pace. Part one of the gift, approximately $1.1 million, will allow MCG to admit eight clinical nurse leader students at each campus beginning fall 2009.

An additional $250,000 endowment gift will provide scholarships for baccalaureate students in the MCG School of Nursing.

"It is the largest undergraduate scholarship amount we have ever received and will undoubtedly aid in recruitment and support of exceptional students, ultimately helping alleviate the nation's nursing shortage," said MCG Nursing Dean Lucy N. Marion, in a press release.

Source: Macon Telegraph


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