Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Community College of Allegheny County received over $980,000 in federal grant money from the Health Resources and Services Administration to go toward its RN Achievement nursing program. RN Achievement encourages and recruits high school students to enter the CCAC nursing school. The grant will promote recruitment efforts, help disadvantaged students enter and complete the program through academic and financial aid, increase nursing program retention, and provide cultural diversity training to faculty and students. CCAC Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations Nanci Lee Burzachechi says there was strong competition for the funds and that CCAC received the grant from within a pool of 90 applicants. CCAC has $225,000 of the money slated for financial aid alone.