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Nurses Win $1M in Grants

By From the Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- A team of UMass Lowell nursing faculty members has secured more than $1 million in grant funding to bring more diversity to the school's nursing program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $894,085 for a three-year program to recruit, retain and graduate high-quality minority and economically disadvantaged nursing students at UMass Lowell.

Also, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health also has contributed more than $180,000 to a pre-entry recruitment effort designed to educate a more diverse workforce. The multi-layered program aims to reach students at all levels of educational experience.