Husson University’s Graduate Nursing Program Awarded Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program Grant

Date of Release: October 4, 2012

The Husson University Graduate Nursing Program was awarded the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Service Administration. The program will receive $159,000 this fiscal year and $160,000 the next year.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, the grant is given to programs training primary care nurse practitioners to help meet the growing need for primary care services in rural and underserved areas.

"This award is testament to Husson's commitment to serve the State of Maine by providing an outstanding education for our future healthcare providers to best meet the needs of the greater community," states Husson Provost Lynne Coy-Ogan.

The final summary report states that the Husson University Graduate Nursing Program was awarded the grant based on the program’s history of 100% passing certification rate, 80% rate of graduates working in medically underserved/rural areas, and a commitment to interprofessional education and distance education.

The award can be used for tuition, fees, book, and reasonable living expenses as per the grant criteria. All full time and part time students will be eligible.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or via cell at 207-649-4647.

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