California Community Colleges, Universities Snag $60M for Nursing
On Friday, the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency announced that state community colleges and universities will receive $60 million over five years for nursing education programs, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Doug Hoffner, acting secretary of the agency, said that the state would provide $5 million annually for five years for the initiative and that stakeholders in the health and education sectors would provide matching funds.
Since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) kicked off the California Nurse Education Initiative in 2005, $195 million in public and private funds has been committed to nurse education in California (Wasserman, Sacramento Bee, 5/23).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.