August 21, 2012

$200K grant to launch Fairfield Univ. masters nursing program

Fairfield University has received a $200,000 grant that will allow the school to launch a new master's of science in nursing program.

The grant was provided by the Kanarek Family Foundation, whose president, Robin Kanarek is a 1996 Fairfield graduate as well as chair of the school of nursing advisory board.

The new program will be based on an inter-professional educational model aimed at producing nurses with skills in system management, business, information technology and communication. It will expand academic collaborations with internal partners within the University including the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the School of Engineering, the College of Arts and Science and the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

It will also expand collaborations with external partners, including the VA Connecticut Health Care, Ascension Health, Stamford Health System and Western Connecticut Health Network for inter-professional clinical leadership opportunities.

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