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Massachusetts Awarded Grant For Nurse Education

    Massachusetts is getting a $300,000 grant to support nursing education. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

   Massachusetts is looking to increase the number of nurses with bachelors degrees or higher...as  more and more hospitals are requiring four year college degrees as conditions of employment.  Just over half of the nurses in Massachusetts currently hold degrees in bachelor of nurse sciences. The grant funds will develop ways for currently employed and newly credentialed  nurses  to pursue their higher education through community colleges , state universities and the University of Massachusetts.  Massachusetts was one of nine states chosen to receive the grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.