You are here:

Federal Grant for Rural Nursing Ed in Virginia

The University of Virginia Nursing School has received a $1.2 million grant for the purpose of preparing local and commuter graduate students to specialize in rural health care. The program will use both classroom teaching and online courses open to both full-time and part-time students of the University's Graduate Nursing program.

Catherine Kane, the Nursing School's distance learning coordinator told school newspaper The Daily Cavalier that ""The grant funds will improve our electronic distance capacity and make it possible for nurses in rural areas to study the same curriculum as local students without the commute."

The grant application was written by six faculty members, who see online education as a recruiting tool, with the goal of bringing nurses from rural areas into the program. Nursing school director Doris Glick said, "The graduate nursing programs not only recruit students from the baccalaureate program but also from across the state. A central goal, therefore, is to use the grant money to increase enrollment of both on-grounds and commuter students through more frequent and widespread recruiting.

The nursing school currently offers both a public health leadership degree and health systems management degree utilizing their online technology. Both are nursing administration degrees that tend to draw rural nurses to larger institutions and away from the rural areas where they are needed.

Virginia suffers from a nursing shortage as do virtually all states, and they also have difficulty keeping qualified medical personnel working in rural areas. Nurses in the graduate program are generally there with the goal of moving into management. Data shows that nurses educated close to home are more likely to stay and work in their local communities after receiving an advanced degree, Glick said.

A portion of the grant will be used to develop a distance learning program for the graduate program in psychiatric mental health. Project co-director Pamela Kulbok added explained that nursing shortages are cyclical and, when they do occur, rural areas are hit the hardest. Care for people with mental illnesses in rural areas is especially inadequate because of a lack of appropriately educated clinicians, Kane said.

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • University of Phoenix

    At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

    Programs

    • B.S. in Environmental Science
    • Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership
    • Doctor of Education/Curriculum and Instruction
    • More...

    Location: Online

    University of Phoenix Request Info »
  • USC School of Social Work

    The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

    Programs

    • Master of Social Work

    Location: Online

    USC School of Social Work Request Info »
  • Walden University

    Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

    Programs

    • M.S.Ed - Professional Development (Grades PreK-12)
    • M.S. in Accounting - Accounting for the Professional
    • D.B.A. - Marketing
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Walden University Request Info »
  • Allied Schools

    Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help!

    Programs

    • California Real Estate Salesperson
    • Medical Coding
    • Medical Billing
    • More...
    Location:
    Laguna Hills: 22952 Alcalde Drive, Laguna Hills CA 92653
    Allied Schools Request Info »
  • Animal Behavior College

    Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

    Programs

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • Grooming Instruction
    • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course

    Location: Online

    Animal Behavior College Request Info »
  • Ashworth College

    Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

    Programs

    • Writing Children's Books
    • Medical Transcription
    • Medical Office Assisting
    • More...
    Location:
    Norcross: , Norcross GA
    Ashworth College Request Info »
  • DeVry University

    Make a difference with a graduate degree from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management.

    Programs

    • Bachelor's - Accounting
    • Bachelor's - Business Administration - Human Resource Management
    • Bachelor's - Business Administration
    • More...
    Location:
    Chicago: , Chicago IL
    DeVry University Request Info »
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Since 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been committed to delivering only the finest cutting-edge, classroom-based theoretical and applied knowledge.

    Programs

    • MA in Forensic Psychology - Non-Licensure Track
    • MA in I/O: Applied Research Project Track
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate

    Location: Online

    Chicago School of Professional Psychology Request Info »
  • Liberty University

    With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

    Programs

    • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
    • M.Div: Leadership
    • MA Theological Studies: Theology
    • More...
    Location:
    Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg VA 24502
    Liberty University Request Info »
  • The College Network

    Pursue your education online with The College Network.

    Programs

    • LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
    • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)

    Location: Online

    The College Network Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.