UMass Boston to receive $1.35M grant for nursing college
New England Council member, UMass Boston, will receive $1.35 million in federal funding to help with the engineering and design of its College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This funding is critical to helping students before they enter the medical industry, especially with the ongoing nursing shortage.
The funding comes as part of the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 15. With funding going to help expand UMass Boston’s Nursing college including aiding students in cultural and linguistic training and serving as support for healthcare professionals.
“I am extremely pleased this critical funding was included for UMass Boston’s Nursing College,” U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said. “This will make a real difference for the university to provide nursing and healthcare students with a state-of-the-art facility and the tools needed to succeed in their fields.”
The New England Council would like to congratulate UMass Boston on this grant and their expansion of a nursing college.
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