Nursing programs announce federal funding

Posted July 12, 2011, at 7:40 p.m.

Husson University, the University of Maine and Penobscot Community Health Care are among the recipients of federal funds aimed at improving access to nursing education.

In Bangor, Husson University will receive $251,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop two advanced nursing programs, a master’s program for nurse practitioners and a post-master’s nursing certificate program. In addition, Penobscot Community Health Care will receive $250,000 to establish a clinical residency program for Husson’s nurse practitioner students.

The University of Maine will receive $17,381 from HHS to help offset tuition and other expenses for nurses pursuing graduate degrees who agree to practice in rural or underserved areas of the state.