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February 23, 2024

Fairfield U. wins $2.6M nursing program grant

Contributed Students on the Fairfield University campus.

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies has won a $2.59 million grant that will provide financial support to graduate nursing students, develop curriculum and bolster nursing services in underserved communities.

The grant comes from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration through its Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program.

Students who apply and qualify for the full-time grant are awarded up to $25,000, and up to $15,000 for part-time students in their last year of study. 

During the grant time frame, selected students will work within community sites serving underserved populations, and it’s expected that the students receiving the grant will continue to work in these underserved communities after graduation, according to the university.

Through the program, the Egan School will also develop curriculum on cultural competence, wellness and telehealth, the university said.

Roughly 70% of the grant goes toward tuition and the remainder to curriculum, according to the school.


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