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Northern Receives Rapid Workforce Development Grant to Enhance Nurse Aide Training

Española, NM – The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Northern New Mexico College has received a $112,506 Rapid Workforce Development grant to provide accelerated Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training to 48 New Mexico students.

The Northern program was among seven from across the state that applied for the funding, but was the only one to be awarded the grant.

The grant will go towards fully furnishing a lab dedicated to the Nurse Aide training program, providing scholarships to eligible students, and covering the expenses of additional training staff.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this grant to provide an accelerated Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program to 48 students,” said Ellen Trabka, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

“This is a great opportunity for students in Northern New Mexico to receive workforce training that leads to employment,” Trabka added.
Northern’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides students and nursing professionals with a career ladder, where they can attain their CNA, associate degree in nursing (Registered Nurse), and baccalaureate degree in nursing (RN to BSN).

The College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, http://www.acenursing.org/commission-actions-spring-2017/ (404) 975-5000.

Additionally, Northern’s baccalaureate degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation (202) 887-6791.

Northern New Mexico College is a minority-serving institution, offering bachelor, associate, and certificate programs.
The college primarily serves rural communities within a 40-mile radius of its campus in Española, New Mexico, within one of the most underserved regions in the state.

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