$5.1M Initiative for recruitment of nurses, clinical positions from Maryland’s community colleges

MARYLAND – The University of Maryland System Announced a $5.1 million initiative to help recruit nurses and other clinical bedside experts.

This initiative marks the System’s first-ever ” One U-M-M-S” unified effort to target new graduates from the state’s two-year community colleges and will be available to graduates beginning in December.

One of the schools on the list is Wor-Wic. The Vice President of Academic Affairs at the college said opportunities like these help keep graduating students in the area. The initiative could also help with the nursing shortages that health systems are currently seeing.

“It comes down to finding a way to meet the capacity need for nurses there’s a huge shortage currently,” Dr. Kristin Mallory, VP for Academic Affairs of Wor-Wic, said. “So, anything that we can do to help build capacity to get more graduates out into the workforce and to meet the needs of the medical systems here and around the state we are happy to help.”

The UMMS Community College Tuition Assistance Incentive Program includes 600 openings, 300 for registered nurses, and 300 for other clinical positions.

The program grants RN new hires $12,000 and non-RN new hires in select clinical roles $5,000 post-graduation.

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