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Loyola Nursing Department awarded $661,490 HRSA grant for Health Care Systems Management program

Loyola announcement - October 30, 2002

Dr. Gail Tumulty, Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing, City College, was recently awarded a three-year, $661, 490 grant from the Health Resources Services Administration division of the Department of Health and Human Services to support Nursing’s new graduate program in Health Care Systems Management. The grant was a collaborative effort of the project director, Dr. Tumulty, and nursing colleagues, Dr. Barbara Bihm and Dr. Cathryn Glanville.

The goal of the new graduate program is to prepare nurses for advanced education and practice in leadership roles in managed health care and is the first of its kind in Louisiana. The project is guided by the following major objectives: recruitment and retention of students; implementing a dynamic curriculum; increasing diversity and cultural competence; expanding the off-campus delivery options through internet technology; and improving the quality and number of linkages between the Loyola nursing program and health care organizations in the state.

Strategies for accomplishing the goals and objectives include: maximizing the talents of the diverse nursing faculty; using consultants to strengthen the curriculum, especially in the area of competency; strengthening relationships with health care organizations and historically black universities; linking with area high schools and churches to attract kids into health careers; expanding our distance education program to improve access to quality advanced education programs; and using intensive formative and summative evaluation methods to assist in program improvement and revision.