Grant To Be Used By MU Health Care To Aid In Nursing Shortage

The recent grant received by MU Health Care is intended to help train hundreds of MU students to become part-time nurse assistants at MU Health Care.

The three-year grant will start this fall and will create a three-credit hour elective course within the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and is intended to help nearly 100 MU students earn paid, part-time positions within the MU Health Care system as nurse assistants, certified nurse assistants, and patient care technicians each year.

The elective course will be open to both freshmen and sophomore pre-nursing students at MU and any MU undergraduate student looking for professional experience in the health care industry. After the course, the students will apply what they have learned during 100 hours of paid clinical training as a part-time nurse assistant within the MU Health Care’s University Hospital.

The grant comes the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The grant funding begins this fall.