WABI reports on UMaine-led effort to diversify nursing workforce

WABI (Channel 5) reported on an effort by the University of Maine School of Nursing, in partnership with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University, to diversify the nursing workforce in the state. The federal Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $1.7 million for the multiyear project in 2021. “Our concern was that we were blocking opportunities with this very rigid, archaic admission criteria to students across our state, especially students from rural areas or students who are the first students in their family to go to college,” said UMaine School of Nursing Director Kelley Strout.