NCMC, Graceland Awarded Funds to Enhance Nursing Programs

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Fourteen Missouri colleges and universities have been awarded over $1.9 million in grant funding through the Nursing Education Incentive Program to help enhance nursing education programs throughout the state.

North Central Missouri College in Trenton was awarded $150,000 to develop faculty salary and benefits packages that are competitive with other positions in the local healthcare market and add faculty to help expand clinical placements through the “Earn While You Learn” nursing program with clinical partners in the area, increasing capacity by 20 students within the next two years.

Graceland University will receive $149,920 to add one full-time nursing faculty, purchase simulation equipment, and supplies to enhance clinical learning experiences, provide faculty development, and add support staff to increase annual admissions by 26 percent for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at its Independence campus.

The Missouri State Board of Nursing works in coordination with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development to determine annual recipients for the incentive program.