College Considers Consultant To Help Secure Grants for Nursing Program
Palomar College in San Marcos is considering plans to hire a consultant to help its nursing program secure funds from grants Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has proposed for nursing programs over the next five years, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. In addition to writing grant applications, the consultant would be an instructor in the college's nursing program.
Judy Eckhart, head of the Palomar nursing program, said the program needs someone who has experience securing grants because of the level of competition for available funds. She added, "We really need a grant writer. Without grant money, by the fall of 2006 we would have to cut back from 36 nursing students a semester to 30."
Palomar President Robert Deegan said he will discuss the request for a new position with administrators and faculty and report back to the board.
College officials said the position likely will have an annual salary between $100,000 and $150,000 (Berhman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6/2).