National Nurses Week: U.S. Department of Labor Devotes $78M to Nursing Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor has honored National Nurses Week by devoting $78 million to nursing programs in 17 states.

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National Nurses Week: U.S. Department of Labor Devotes $78M to Nursing Programs

National Nurses Week is in full swing, as the U.S. Department of Labor announced on May 11 that they're honoring the "dedication and sacrifice" of nurses by awarding more than $78 million in grants to support training to address ongoing staffing challenges.

The grants aim to support 17 states, with the department's Employment and Training Administration awarding funding through the Nursing Expansion Grant Program to 25 public-private partnerships. 

Recipients, States, Cities, and Funding

The University of Alabama

  • City: Tuscaloosa
  • State: AL
  • Funding: $3,543,416

Alaska Pacific University

  • City: Anchorage
  • State: AK
  • Funding: $2,999,913

Yavapai County Community College District

  • City: Prescott
  • State: AZ
  • Funding: $1,124,821

Arizona State University

  • City: Tempe
  • State: AZ
  • Funding: $5,475,660

The Regents of the University of California (Davis)

  • City: Davis
  • State: CA
  • Funding: $5,999,908

Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc.

  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: CA
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Riverside Community College District/Riverside City College

  • City: Riverside
  • State: CA
  • Funding: $2,681,768

The WorkPlace

  • City: Bridgeport
  • State: CT
  • Funding: $2,997,368

Broward College

  • City: Fort Lauderdale
  • State: FL
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Spalding University Inc.

  • City: Louisville
  • State: KY
  • Funding: $2,371,023

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Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

  • City: Charlestown
  • State: MA
  • Funding: $5,885,354

Montana State University Billings

  • City: Billings
  • State: MT
  • Funding: $1,948,894

Community Health Care Center Inc.

  • City: Great Falls
  • State: MT
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Elliot Hospital

  • City: Manchester
  • State: NH
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Atlantic Health System Inc.

  • City: Morristown
  • State: NJ
  • Funding: $2,785,263

Thomas Edison State University

  • City: Trenton
  • State: NJ
  • Funding: $2,761,271

Northwell Health Inc.

  • City: New Hyde Park
  • State: NY
  • Funding: $2,999,890

Healthcare Industry Grant Corp.

  • City: New York
  • State: NY
  • Funding: $3,000,000

University of Jamestown

  • City: Jamestown
  • State: ND
  • Funding: $2,329,543

Cuyahoga Community College District

  • City: Cleveland
  • State: OH
  • Funding: $2,999,813

Sanford Health

  • City: Sioux Falls
  • State: SD
  • Funding: $2,954,400

University of South Dakota

  • City: Vermillion
  • State: SD
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement

  • City: Mercedes
  • State: TX
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Employ Milwaukee Inc.

  • City: Milwaukee
  • State: WI
  • Funding: $3,000,000

Forward Careers Inc.

  • City: Waukesha
  • State: WI
  • Funding: $2,482,195

Total Awarded: $78,340,500

"The grants we're awarding today recognize the burden so many nurses have shouldered for too long by supporting programs to expand and diversify the workforce,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Brent Parton. "These investments will also help to ensure the nation's well-being and continue to strengthen our care economy using proven practices and strategies.”

National Nurses Week occurs between May 8-14, with plenty of discounts and freebies being announced throughout.

Image Source: Arizona State University, Tepe Campus, Hayden Library - Wikimedia Commons.

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