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July 22, 2010

UW Bothell Nursing Program wins grant to expand program, increase diversity

The UW Bothell Nursing Program received a grant of $25,000 from the 2010 Johnson and Johnson “Promise of Nursing for Washington” Program.

Four Washington nursing education programs received awards to increase their capacity to educate and graduate more nurses. This year, all awardees’ proposals also reflected a focus on increasing the diversity of their nursing student populations.

UW Bothell was awarded the grant for their proposal titled, “Increasing Nursing Capacity through Blended Learning.” This project will aid faculty education in the development of “blended” Bachelor and Master of Nursing education elective courses.

The project will help students who are challenged to complete the on-campus program due to geographic distance and the demands that many working adult learners face. It will result in an increased numbers of students, with an emphasis on diversity.

Other schools also awarded funds included Seattle University School of Nursing, Tacoma Community College Nursing Program, and the Walla Walla University Nursing Program.

To learn more about the UW Bothell Nursing Program, click here.