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Loyola’s School of Nursing receives federal funding

Posted by matthewtgillis on September 26, 2012

By Matt Gillis

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Nursing received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with the goal of preparing nurses for leadership roles in infection prevention.

Loyola’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing was granted $279,571 from HRSA’s Advanced Education Nursing Program in support of the first nursing doctorate program, which focuses on Poplulation-focused Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety.

Here is a portion of the Nurse.com story:

The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing received $279,571 from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advanced Education Nursing Program. This is the third year of funding from HRSA, which supports the Population-focused Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety track within the DNP program. According to a news release, this is the first clinical doctorate program in the nation that prepares nurses for leadership roles in infection prevention in a variety of healthcare organizations and populations.

“Advanced practice nurses must recognize and manage emerging patient-care issues beyond the individual or hospital in this increasingly complex healthcare environment,” Vicki Keough, RN-BC, PhD, ACNP, dean, said in the release. “The program prepares nurses to enhance the quality of healthcare by preventing infections and threats to patient safety in institutions and the community.”

Read the complete Nurse.com coverage here: NURSING

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