Hospitals, Organizations Pledge $1.2M To Expand College of the Sequoias Nursing Program
Tulare District Hospital, the California Foundation for Medical Care, and other hospitals and organizations have pledged about $1.2 million toward a goal of $2.5 million to help expand the nursing program at College of the Sequoias, the Fresno Bee reports.
Under the expansion, COS would hire six additional full-time faculty, renovate facilities, potentially expand a skills lab, purchase new equipment and add administrative support by 2010.
Cindy DeLain of Nursing and Allied Health said that the project also would increase enrollment in the nursing program from 100 to 180. DeLain said this would be the second time COS has expanded its nursing program enrollment.
In addition, COS is pursuing grant funding for the project (Pakoua Vang, Fresno Bee, 7/10).
"A remarkable collaborative has emerged" between COS and local hospitals to expand the school's registered nursing program, Lindsay Mann, CEO of Kaweah Delta Health Care District, writes in a Visalia Times-Delta opinion piece. Mann says that COS and its partners "have captured a vision of how we can address this community's needs for excellent nurses" (Mann, Visalia Times-Delta, 7/8).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.