West Virginia Center for Nursing accepting proposals for summer nursing academies until May 1

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Center for Nursing is accepting applications for its Nursing Academy Grant Program, which was created to encourage young people to consider careers in nursing. Nursing academies are held by healthcare organizations and schools of nursing across the state in the summer months. Most academies are held for three to seven days, allowing middle- and high-school students to learn about nursing careers through hands-on activities and shadowing experiences.

“The Center is proud to continue its grant program for these nursing academies,” said Gerald Bragg, chair of the Center’s Board of Directors. “This program encourages young people to consider these promising careers – young people who will be the nurses of the future.”

Nursing Academy grants are $5,000 per grantee. Potential grant applicants – healthcare organizations and/or nursing schools – should submit their applications by May 1, 2021. The grant application, request for proposals, and more information about the program can be found at https://wvcenterfornursing.org/nursing-academy-pipeline-program/.

The West Virginia Center for Nursing, which is housed within the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission, leads strategies to support the education, recruitment, and retention of nurses in West Virginia.