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Missouri Governor announces grants for nursing education.

On September 20, 2012, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) announced nearly $850,000 in grants to help students across the state who are seeking an education in nursing with $150,000 used to "fund scholarships to nine doctoral students pursuing careers in nursing." "Employers in Missouri need more nurses," Nixon said, adding that the funds will not only be good for "our health care system, but for our economy."

The grants are part of Nixon's 'Caring for Missourians' initiative, that he launched in 2009 to increase the number of nurses, physicians, and other health professionals being educated by Missouri institutions. The Missouri State Board of Nursing awards the grants to students through a competitive application process. The money can be used to hire new faculty, purchase new equipment, and expand scholarships.
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Publication:Nursing Education Policy Newsletter
Geographic Code:1U4MO
Date:Oct 1, 2012
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