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School of Nursing receives $985,000 federal grant

July 8, 2011

Ann Cary, Ph.D., director of Loyola's School of Nursing

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was awarded a grant of nearly a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support student loans for nursing doctoral students, as well as those studying to be nurse practitioners.

The $985,000 grant is a part of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program, which is a supportive financial award that will pay up to 85 percent of graduate degree loans in return for four years of fulltime employment as a faculty member in a school of nursing within the United States upon graduation.

“Currently, there is a shortage of qualified faculty teaching in our nation’s nursing schools and this grant is a real solution to that problem,” said Ann Cary, Ph.D., director of Loyola’s School of Nursing. “Last year we were able to fund 44 students and this year, because of the size of the grant, we can fund double the amount of students.”

Cary points out that this grant provides access to badly needed financial assistance to nursing students interested in pursuing a doctoral education who otherwise could not afford to do it.

The deadline for early admission to the 2011-12 DNP program is set for Nov. 1, 2011.

For more information about Loyola’s School of Nursing or the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree, please contact Ms. Adero Moore at 504-865-2582 or acmoore@loyno.edu.

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