Nursing students enrolled in a joint Sacramento State, UC Davis program are getting help from a $22,032 grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Family Nurse Practitioner Traineeship Program supports 17 Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students who are enrolled full time at both Universities.
The grant was announced by Congresswoman Doris Matsui. "I am so pleased Sacramento State will be able to expand its nursing program and, in turn, provide the Sacramento area with a greater number of skilled health care workers as a result of increased federal spending," she says.
"The grant provides support for the students to help offset the tuition demands that result from co-enrollment," says Ann D. Stoltz, chair and associate professor of Sacramento State's Division of Nursing.
A master's degree is required for FNPs to practice in California and participate in the Medicaid billing system, thus providing health services to vulnerable populations, Stoltz says.
Grant funds are expected to arrive by the end of the fall 2010 semester.
For more information on Sacramento State's Nursing Program, visit http://www.csus.edu/HHS/NRS/. For media assistance, call Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.