Blues offer grant to study nurse shortage

McClure, Ian
April 2003
Crain's Detroit Business;4/14/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 15, p14
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation in Detroit is tackling the nursing shortage with grant opportunities for new programs and research.The foundation is making available $500,000 for two years to nonprofits, health care organizations and researchers to study the shortage and propose solutions.Part of the aim is to attract students into the field and retain and expand nursing faculty at Michigan colleges and universities.An acute nursing shortage exists in Michigan and nationally. Over the past five years, the number of nursing graduates had declined more than 1,000 students each year.


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