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.