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Nine N.C. Colleges To Split Money To Help With Statewide Nursing Shortage

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Help for the nursing shortage in hospitals will start in the classroom.

Nine North Carolina colleges will split $992,000 to helpdisadvantaged students afford nursing school and $184,000 for other medicalscholarships. The following are a list of schools and how much money they will receive:

  • Winston-Salem State University will use $478,491 for nursing bachelor'sdegree scholarships, and $165,575 for medical lab technology degrees.
  • North Carolina Central University won $344,745 for nursing bachelor's degreescholarships.
  • Bladen Community College won $65,377 for diploma nursing scholarships.
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensborowill receive $31,699 for nursing bachelor's degree scholarships.
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College and Mayland Community College inSpruce Pine each won $29,724 to help students get associate degrees in nursing.
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will receive$18,405 to help students pay for medical school.
  • The University of North Carolina at Wilmington will receive $11,883 fornursing bachelor's degree scholarships.
  • A survey done in 2000 shows half the hospitals in our state are having trouble finding nurses.