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Warner & Kaine Announce $2.8 Million To Support Nursing Education And Retention At George Mason University

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,774,825 in federal funding to support nursing education at George Mason University over the next four years. The funding will be used to recruit, admit, and retain students interested in pursuing nursing careers in Prince William and Fairfax Counties.

“We are thrilled to announce funding to support students interested in nursing at George Mason University and help place them at underserved clinics and health care facilities in the community,” the Senators said. “At a time when Virginia faces a shortage in nurses, this commitment shown by the Department of Health and Human Services and GMU is so important.”

The funding was awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program. The purpose of this grant program is to recruit and train nursing students to practice in community-based primary care teams.