AIC has received a one-time $347,000 Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) in support of the College’s Nursing Education Achievement Program (NEAP).
HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. HRSA programs span across America, providing direct health care to twenty-three million people, particularly those who live in underserved inner-cities and rural communities. In addition, HRSA provides scholarships and programs to encourage greater minority participation in the health care professions.
In partnership with Baystate Medical Center, the Western Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the Western Massachusetts Black Nurses Association, NEAP will provide professional nurses to mentor participating students along with implementing multiple evidence-based supports that will strengthen the ability of economically and educationally disadvantaged students to pass their courses, graduate and move into the workforce.
AIC is committed to cultural diversity and to assisting students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Located in the heart of the city, the College embodies a community spirit, continuing its long history of outreach to the nontraditional student. AIC welcomes many students who may be underprepared for the rigors of college, but who possess the intellectual aptitude to succeed.
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