Clemson aims to grow nurse practitioner workforce with grant

August 31, 2019 - 10:48 am

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University is putting a brand new grant to use as they aim to expand the workforce of nurse practitioners in South Carolina's rural Upstate counties.

This is the fourth year that the School of Nursing has applied for the $2.7 million grant, but the first year that it was awarded to Clemson.

WSPA-TV reports the grant will help fund the education and training of 13 nurse practitioners at Clemson University who will complete 600 of their required 675 hours of clinical training in six rural counties including Spartanburg, Cherokee, Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens.

Over the next four years, the program will graduate 26 nurse practitioners who will work in one of those six counties for at least two years.

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Information from: WSPA-TV, http://www.wspa.com

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