University of Wyoming School of Nursing Receives $280,000 Grant

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming has received a $280,000 grant to help address the state's need for highly educated nurses. The money goes to the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships. It comes from the Wyoming Workforce Development Council and Department of Workforce Services.

Among other things, the money will be used to foster interest in the nursing profession and providing leadership development in nursing. It is estimated that by 2014, Wyoming will need 3,300 more registered nurses.

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