HCTW news brief: Three New England states join forces to entice educators

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, October 9, 2009

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will help support the collaboration of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island nursing schools to address the nursing shortage and lack of interest in teaching these states face.

With the help of a $250,000 grant funded by RWJF, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant, and others, these three states hope to increase the number of teachers, aid training opportunities, and provide incentives for nurses to want to pursue advanced degrees.

One of the main focuses will be to provide scholarships to those interested in teaching and looking to get their master's or doctorate degrees. The recipient of any scholarship must agree to one year of teaching for each year of funding, and the grants can be used for anything related to continuing their education.

Sources: South Coast Today

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