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February 2009 Media Advisory

 

 

For immediate release: February 26, 2009                                         Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
                                                                                                                     Communications: (410) 260-4511

 

 


Applications for grant funds for Nursing Support Program II extended

 


ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 26, 2009) – The Maryland Higher Education Commission has extended its deadline for applications for the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) Competitive Institutional Grant to March 25, 2009. Applications are being sought to address Maryland’s shortage of nurses and qualified nursing faculty. Eligible applicants for the Competitive Institutional Grant are a consortia of Maryland higher education institutions with nursing degree programs and Maryland hospitals; individual Maryland higher education institutions with nursing degree programs; or partnerships of Maryland higher education institutions with nursing degree programs.

“One of Maryland’s critical workforce concerns exists in the healthcare industry, which is experiencing a severe shortage of nurses,” said Governor O’Malley. “This program can help address the crisis by expanding the capacity of the nurse training programs. In order to maintain Maryland’s world-class healthcare institutions, we must ensure that the resources are available for our hospitals and the dedicated men and women who work there.”

The Request for Applications (RFAs) for Phase 4 of the Nurse Support Program II Competitive Institutional Grant Program is available at: http:www.mhec.state.md.us/Grants/NSPII/NSPIV/RFACompetitiveGrantsFY2010NSPII.doc.

MHEC encourages this information to be forwarded to anyone who may be interested in submitting a proposal.

Proposals are due on March 25, 2009, by 4 pm at the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. If you have questions regarding this RFA, please contact Mary O’Connor at 410-260-4585 or moconnor@mhec.state.md.us.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as an advocate for more than 326,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.
 

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