California Grants Provide Funds for Nurse Training
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Wednesday announced more than $1.6 million in grants to help fund six nurse training programs statewide.
The grants are intended to help California residents find jobs that pay at least the average state hourly wage of $22.51 while also boosting California's supply of health care workers.
Funds to train registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses will go to these five Los Angeles area hospitals:
- Brotman Medical Center;
- Century City Doctors Hospital;
- East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital;
- Olympia Medical Center; and
- USC University Hospital.
In addition, Sierra Pacific Orthopaedic & Spine Center Medical Group in Fresno will receive a grant to train therapy aids, related medical staff and administrative support personnel (Office of the Governor release, 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.