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WA gets $300,000 to train nurses as shortage gets more severe

Puget Sound Business Journal, August 15, 2014
Washington state is receiving another $300,000 grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help the state's colleges and universities train more highly skilled nurses. The grants are targeting states such as Washington, where an aging population is putting more demand on health care providers and increasing the demand for more highly educated nurses. The program in Washington is overseen by the Washington Nursing Action Coalition, a group that comprises state medical professionals. The grant will be used to continue to fund programs that will make it possible for more people to earn advanced degrees, including practicing nurses seeking further education. The state received a similar $300,000 grant in 2012.