The University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been chosen to participate in a national initiative designed to transform nursing education across the country. The nursing school’s Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships was chosen to represent Wyoming alongside 19 other organizations from different states - and be a part of the $3 million initiative.
The initiative, dubbed the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program, was designed to help states prepare those interested in pursuing nursing to address the country's health care challenges. Dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, Mary Burman, explains what UW's focus will be moving forward.
She says the grant will allow the school to partner with nearby clinical facilities and streamline nursing education in general.
The initiative will provide two-year grants of up to $150,000 to 20 groups from different states.