Salisbury University’s nursing program receives major state grant
SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University just received a $150,000 grant for its nursing programs.
The grant for S.U. will help with planning an advanced faculty academy as well as a mentoring initiative at the University. It’s part of Maryland’s Nurse Support Program that locals in the industry say plays a key role in recruiting and retaining new nurses. The grant will hopefully help put the Eastern Shore on a more level playing field by giving them more resources to compete against larger cities.
“It is important for us to keep a pool of nurses for the population. We are a rural area. We don’t have the resources that the more metropolitan areas have like hospitals. But nursing in general, there has been a shortage,” says Cindy Hurley, a clinical specialist at PRMC.
Salisbury University is one of 17 schools in Maryland, out of the 24 that applied, to get a piece of the $6.2 million in grants. The program is funded by the Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.