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TWU’s College of Nursing and DFW Area Health Education
Center receive $800,000 federal grant to address Hispanic
Texas Woman’s University’s College of Nursing,
in partnership with The DFW Area Health Education Center (AHEC),
was recently awarded an $800,000 federal grant to address
the Hispanic nursing shortage in Texas.
The funds, to be
awarded over a three-year period by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA), will be used to recruit and retain
Hispanic nurses with the creation of the Pioneering Nursing’s
Future: Excellence Through Diversity program.
allows us to offer stipends, monthly workshops and seminars
to 20 pre-nursing Hispanic sophomores at the Denton campus,”
said Dr. Caryl Mobley, associate dean of nursing at TWU’s
Dr. Mobley said
that participants who successfully complete the sophomore
activities and meet GPA requirements would be guaranteed admission
to TWU’s College of Nursing at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland
campus. She added that the students will continue to receive
scholarships and will participate in monthly mentoring programs
during their junior and senior years.
will also give back to the community by participating in programs
that educate Hispanic youth about nursing careers,”
Dr. Mobley said.
In addition to
the scholarships, Dr. Mobley added that the project’s
funding will be used to generate interest in nursing among
Hispanics in middle and high school.
establish summer camps for Hispanic students interested in
nursing, create a website and electronic newsletter and host
seminars about nursing for high school and middle school teachers
and counselors,” Dr. Mobley said. “The project
is very broad-based and supports both recruitment and retention
of our community’s future Hispanic nurses.”
Dr. Lori Schell
with AHEC will serve as the program director and Dr. Mobley
will serve as a co-director of the Pioneering Nursing’s
Future: Excellence Through Diversity program. TWU nursing
professor Elizabeth Esparza Fuentes will serve as the program’s
collaborative partnership will enable us to recruit, train
and educate tomorrow's nurses and to expand a more diverse
nursing workforce to serve the citizens of Texas,” said
Dr. Marcia Hern, dean of TWU’s College of Nursing.
For more information
on Pioneering Nursing’s Future: Excellence Through Diversity
program, visit www.twunursingdiversity.org.
For more information on TWU's College of Nursing visit www.twu.edu/nursing/
or call (940) 898-2401.
Further Information Contact:
more information on Pioneering Nursing’s Future:
Excellence Through Diversity program, visit www.twunursingdiversity.org.
information on TWU's College of Nursing visit www.twu.edu/nursing/
or call (940) 898-2401.
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