Grant Funds Nurse Training
A federal grant will fund the expansion of nursing programs at community colleges in central California, the Fresno Bee reports.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $1.85 million grant to expand nursing programs at community colleges in Merced and Modesto and State Center Community College's Madera Center, according to Deborah Ikeda. Ikeda is the vice president of instruction and student services for the community college district's centers in Clovis, Madera and Oakhurst.
Over three years, the grant will fund the training of 30 additional nurses at the Madera Center, Ikeda said. She noted that participating colleges and other organizations will provide $1.5 million in matching funds (St. John, Fresno Bee, 12/15).