UF College of Nursing receives $3.6 million to address nurse shortage
The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health care has made it more important than ever for nursing schools to educate the next generation of front-line providers. Now, thanks to an effort by Florida lawmakers to combat the nursing shortage, the University of Florida College of Nursing plans to build a “pipeline” to move well-prepared nurses into the workforce.
As the state’s top-ranked nursing program, the college will receive $3.6 million in state grants referred to as Prepping Institutions, Programs, Employers and Learners through Incentives for Nursing Education funding for fiscal year 2023. This recurring yearly funding, also known as PIPELINE, will help the state meet the demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse scientists.