FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
DECEMBER 4, 2007
(615) 741-2257
 

 

GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO
UPPER CUMBERLAND HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
$50,000 FOR REGISTERED NURSE TRAINING IN PUTNAM COUNTY

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $50,000 to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for registered nurse training in Putnam County. 

The training grant will pay for tuition and books for adults training to become registered nurses at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tennessee.

“I am pleased to award this grant to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for registered nurse training,” said Governor Bredesen.  “These funds will help this area respond to the high demand for health care workers in Tennessee.”

“I am proud to award this grant money to help train registered nurses in Putnam County,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “Nursing is a high demand occupation and our state needs to dedicate training dollars for individuals wishing to be trained in this career.”

“This grant will help ease the shortage of nurses with advanced skills and will strengthen our area’s healthcare industry,” said Senator Charlotte Burks.

“These funds will assist in resolving the need for more registered nurses in our area and in-turn help our economy,” said Representative Henry Fincher.

“I commend the state for awarding this grant to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency to assist medical workers in this area,” said Representative Charles Curtiss.


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