Nursing Grants Approves To Missouri Colleges And Universities

$5 million dollars in grant funding has been approved for 20 Missouri colleges and universities. Funding for the grants came from a special appropriation to the Missouri State Board of Nursing and came following a recommendation for the funding and an approval of the funding by the Missouri governor.

The grants will provide scholarships and tuition assistance for nursing faculty, clinical simulation equipment and staff, technology enhancements, faculty pay increases, nursing faculty professional development, and graduate nursing program development.

The funding was approved following a competitive grant application process.

The funding includes $198,000 to North Central Missouri College, $386,780 to Missouri Western State University, $147,500 to Northwest Missouri State University, $150,000 to Truman State University, $140,000 to William Jewell University, and $285,996 to the University of Missouri-Columbia, and $150,000 to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and others.

Nearly $3 million in funding was previously approved by Governor Parson in September 2022 through the first special appropriation by the Missouri General Assembly.

The Missouri State Board of Nursing previously awarded more than $10 million through the Nursing Education Incentive Program. NEIP is an annual grant program designed to increase the physical and educational capacity of professional nursing programs throughout the state. More information on NEIP grants may be obtained from the Missouri State Board of Nursing’s website.