The Southern Maryland Chronicle
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that nearly $6.2 million was awarded for 17 Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at nine Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II).
The FY 2020 Competitive Institutional Grant awards include one-year planning grants, three- year full implementation grants, continuation grants, and nursing resource grants. All recommended proposals were approved for funding by the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) at their May 8th meeting.
“Education continues to be my number one priority, whether it’s in the classroom or in the operating room,” Governor Larry Hogan said. “It is our responsibility to offer this type of ongoing education, critical to the ever-changing demands in the medical field.”
This joint effort between HSCRC, MHEC, and the higher education institutions in Maryland has been successful in meeting the needs of nursing professionals at hospitals as well as at nursing schools for more than 30 years, providing well-educated and qualified nurses to serve Maryland residents.
“Awards like these allow Maryland to stay on the cutting edge of nursing education, allowing us to set the standard for a high quality, highly efficient workforce,” Secretary Fielder said.
The nine-member review panel recommended funding for 17 of the 26 total proposals, at nine institutions of higher education with nursing programs in Maryland. Schools that received funding for FY 2020 include:
- Allegany College of Maryland
- Coppin State University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Montgomery College
- Morgan State University
- Notre Dame of Maryland University
- Salisbury University
- Towson University
- University of Maryland