NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $40,000 to the Nashville Career Advancement Center in Nashville to address nursing issues.
The money is from the Statewide Activity Grant for Pilots and Demonstrations and will be used to help solve the state’s nursing shortage, working with The Community Foundation and Tennessee Center for Nursing. The grant announced today will be used to match funds for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Partners in Nursing Project grant.
“I am pleased to award this grant to the Nashville Career Advancement Center to assist nursing students, healthcare employers, and nurse practitioners,” said Governor Bredesen. “These funds will help resolve the lack of nurses in the state and improve Tennessee’s healthcare industry.”
“I am proud to award this grant money to enhance training opportunities for nursing,” said Commissioner Neeley. “Healthcare is a demand occupation with shortages across the state and the nation.”
“I am thankful Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley have awarded the grant to help increase the number of nurses and the supply of qualified nurse educators,” said Senator Thelma Harper. “This will help our area’s medical employers get the help they need from newly licensed workers in our area.”
“I know this grant will benefit our area’s healthcare industry,” said Representative Brenda Gilmore. “Skilled nurses are in critical demand. My appreciation goes to Governor Bredesen and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development for awarding this grant to the Nashville Career Advancement Center.”
“We appreciate this grant and would like to thank Commissioner Neeley and Governor Bredesen for their continued support in solving the nursing shortage in Tennessee,” said Paul Haynes, executive director for the Nashville Career Advancement Center.
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