Northern Light Health features UMaine Nursing award

UMaine Nursing was awarded a $1.7 million award from HRSA to diversify the nursing workforce. The grant provides funding to reform admission standards in the school and implement an evidence-based holistic admission process; support inclusive communities and student support in the Nursing Living Learning Community; modify curriculum across the school to include concepts and behaviors that promote diversity; student scholarships for first-generation and racial and ethnic minorities; faculty exchanges with Morgan State University; and comprehensive DEI integrated training in collaboration with Northern Light Health. Research and evaluation about the effectiveness of grant activity will be published and disseminated by various collaborators, faculty and staff at UMaine Nursing and beyond. Northern Light Health featured the collaboration and effort in its annual report.