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Husson University receives grant from William Randolph Hearst Foundation for nursing scholarships

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Husson University declared that it has gotten a $75,000 gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Under the terms of the award, 36 low-salary, original college understudies enlisted in Husson’s School of Nursing will be qualified for grants of $1,000 – $2,000 every year for up to three years.

Grants like these are critical to the achievement of understudies. Low-wage college understudies progressing in the direction of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) frequently confront noteworthy monetary difficulties. It is not unexpected for these persevering understudies to hold one or more occupations as they seek after their studies; diminishing the measure of time they can dedicate to classroom and experiential learning.

“The grants made conceivable by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation will supplement Husson’s institutional help and help yearning medical attendants pay for school. Decreasing the need to work gives understudies the chance to give more of an opportunity to their instruction. The award will help our understudies concentrate on their instruction, graduate on time and convey top notch social insurance as a component of the workforce. This is particularly imperative for Maine inhabitants in underserved rustic ranges,” says Robert A. Clark, Ph.d., president and CEO of Husson University.

The requirement for human services experts in provincial Maine keeps on exceedding accessible assets. As per Healthy People 2020, there are 61 assigned Health Provider Shortage zones in our state.

Also, Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that state occupants face huge horribleness and mortality hazard from various perpetual conditions including cardiovascular infection, malignancy, diabetes and lung sickness. The rate of individuals with these conditions in Maine is higher than the general U.s. populace. Indeed, these four constant conditions alone are the reason for death of more or less 70 percent of Maine inhabitants.

Tending to this circumstance will oblige more medical attendants. A developing collection of confirmation accumulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing found that medical attendants lower death rates and help general better patient results.

Tragically, America does not have enough of these important medicinal services experts. A lack of enlisted attendants is anticipated over the United States during the time 2030[1].

The anticipated lack of medical attendants will, without a doubt, be more awful in Maine than different parts of the nation. As per the State of Maine’s Nursing Workforce Strategic Plan 2012-2020, about a large portion of (48 percent) of all enlisted medical attendants in Maine are over age 51 and just 57 percent of them want to be working in Maine in five years. With the wellbeing of people, families and groups in question, the requirement for more attendants is discriminating as more experts achieve retirement.

Graduates of Husson University’s BSN project have the abilities and training important to convey brilliant health awareness. Their information and mastery could be used to enhance persistent results in our state. Recently discharged U.s. Statistics figures show Maine has the most astounding average age of any state in the nation. In creating new medical caretakers, Husson is doing its part to help assuage the advancing deficiency of medicinal services experts in our state and help our developing senior native populace.

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Address: 1 Husson Cir, Bangor, ME 04401, United States
Acceptance rate: 75% (2010)
Enrollment: 3,110 (2010)

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