Nursing Education Appropriations
2007 - 2008
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(2007) To the Arkansas Board of Nursing to be payable from the Nursing Student Loan
Revolving Fund, loans for nursing scholarships for the biennial period ending June 30,
2009: $45,000 each year for FY 2007-08 and 2008-09.
(2008) Existing law which provides for the statewide Associate Degree Nursing
(A.D.N.) Scholarship Pilot Program in the Office of Statewide Health
Planning and Development was extended to January 1, 2014. The scholarships
are available only to students in counties determined to have the most need. Need in a
county shall be established based on consideration of all the following factors:
(1) Counties with a registered nurse-to-population ratio equal or
less than 500 registered nurses per 100,000 individuals.
(2) County unemployment rate.
(3) County level of poverty.
(c) A scholarship recipient shall be required to complete, at a
minimum, an associate degree in nursing and work in a medically
underserved area in California upon obtaining his or her license from
the Board of Registered Nursing.
(d) The Health Professions Education Foundation shall consider the
following factors when selecting recipients for the A.D.N.
Scholarship Pilot Program:
(1) An applicant's economic need, as established by the federal
(2) Applicants who demonstrate cultural and linguistic skills and
(e) The pilot program shall be funded from the Registered Nurse
Education Fund established pursuant to Section 128400 and
administered by the Health Professions Education Foundation within
the office. The Health Professions Education Foundation shall
allocate a portion of the moneys in the fund for the pilot program
established pursuant to this section, in addition to moneys otherwise
allocated pursuant to this article for scholarships and loans for
associate degree nursing students.
(2008) Nursing Teacher Loan Forgiveness Pilot $161,600
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FY 2008 appropriation for the College of Southern Idaho and North Idaho College,
totaling $301,000. Specifically: $241,000 to CSI for two full-time and two part-time
registered nursing instructors, and a health career advisor position and $60,000 for NIC to
increase the number of adjunct clinical faculty and to lease an outreach center clinical site
(2007) From the General fund the sum of $1,500,000, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, is appropriated to fund to the Board of Higher Education for competitive
grants for nursing schools to increase the number of graduating nurses.
Also, the sum of $150,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated to
fund to the Board of Higher Education for nurse educator fellowships to supplement
nurse faculty salaries.
For RN and nurse educator loan forgiveness program $ 100,000.
(2008) Provided for capital outlay to various LA colleges and university nursing
FY 2009 budget includes $3.4 million for the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
Allocated from the Higher Education Investment Fund, the grant would enable the school
to increase enrollment at its Shady Grove campus from 120 to 240 students and to boost
graduate enrollment from 1,000 to 1,060 nurses over the next five years. In addition, the
funding would help the school maintain its target teacher-student ratios by supporting the
addition of nine faculty members, 14 clinical instructors, two graduate teaching
assistants, and seven administrative and clinical staff members. Finally, the school would
use the funds for renovations, operating costs, simulation lab equipment and classroom
expansions. This funding would complement an ongoing $5.93 million state effort to
expand enrollment in Maryland nursing schools by 2,613 students over the next five
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(2008) Total appropriation for nursing this session was $3,700,000. $750,000 was added
to the existing $2.55 million State Department of Health budget for school nurses. Money
from the Health department will flow to the Education department to add 16 more school
nurses. The cap on the number of school nurses who are eligible for a pay raise was lifted
from 26 to 30. Every school of nursing will receive funding for one additional nursing
$75,000.00 shall be expended by the Board of Trustees of 152 State Institutions of Higher
Learning to conduct a one-year 153 feasibility study and comprehensive plan for nursing
schools in 154 Mississippi which addresses the concept of shared utilization of 155
clinical simulation laboratories for all Mississippi schools of 156 nursing in order to
provide computerized interactive learning 157 capabilities for all schools, utilizing the
pooled resources or 158 mobile capability models from other states. The completed plan
shall be developed and a report made to the Legislature on or 160 before December 1,
(2008) $1,756,500 dedicated to health professional recruitment, retention and educational
opportunities. Of these dollars, $ 1,000,000 is designated for a loan repayment program
for health professions. $100,000 is to support nurses attaining higher education in order
to teach nursing.
$50,000 from the general fund to support nursing clinical labs at the New Mexico
University in 2009.
For the Community College in Nursing programs, there is appropriated from the General
Fund to the Community Colleges System Office the sum of one million eight hundred
seventy-eight thousand nine hundred ninety-seven dollars ($1,878,997) for the 2008-2009
fiscal year for community college nursing programs. These funds shall be used for
accreditation by the National League for Nursing and for the educational and salary
components necessary to meet the Board of Nursing's current requirements by 2015.
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(2008) The Ohio Board of Regents has partnered with the Ohio Department of Job and
Family Services to launch a program aimed at increasing the number of nursing educators
in the state. Under the Nursing Faculty Fellowship Grant Program, as many as 45 nurses
currently pursuing advanced degrees are eligible to receive up to $15,000 in grants if they
commit to teaching for at least four years in any of the state's 16 public and private
nursing schools following graduation. The program, which is funded by the federal
Workforce Investment Act, will operate similarly to a graduate university fellowship,
covering tuition for eligible students and providing a stipend to cover fees, books,
supplies and living expenses
(2007) an $800,000 General Fund appropriation to the Department of Administrative
Services for a one-time distribution to the Oregon Center for Nursing to carry out the
purposes assigned to it in this bill.
The Subcommittee noted that the goals of funding the Oregon Center for Nursing are to
assist the state in achieving the following outcomes:
1) increase the retention of nurses in their first three years of practice by 50 percent by
the year 2010, 2) increase the number of nursing faculty in
Oregon by 65 by the year 2010, 3) double the number of under-represented demographic
groups in the Oregon workforce by the year 2015, and
4) report, by 2009, on efforts to ensure that nursing education programs in Oregon
include content in culturally-competent care in their curricula.
Also the following enhancements were approved for the Oregon Health and Science
University, School of Nursing:
_ $1,723,000 General Fund to support the School of Nursing participation in the Oregon
Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) program.
The university will use the appropriated funds to enroll, in the School of Nursing
baccalaureate program, students sited at community college campuses. The funds will
allow the School of Nursing to increase enrollment in the BS Nursing program by 100
students per year. The Subcommittee understands that the cost of continuing this
enrollment increase will increase by $861,000 General Fund, to $2,584,000
General Fund, in the 2009-11 biennium.
_ $1,467,000 General Fund to support a 50-student expansion of the BS Nursing program
cohort. The university will enroll no fewer than 280 students in each BS Nursing cohort
at the BS Nursing campus programs operating at the time of the approval of this bill. The
Subcommittee understands that the cost of continuing this enrollment expansion will
increase by $1,469,000 General Fund, to $2,936,000 General Fund, in
the 2009-11 biennium.
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_ $1,400,000 General Fund to support establishment of a BS Nursing degree program on
the campus of Western Oregon University (WOU). The university will enroll no fewer
than 27 students in each BS Nursing cohort at the WOU campus. The Subcommittee
understands that the cost of the Nursing program at WOU will increase by $1,177,000
General Fund, to $2,577,000 General Fund, in the 2009-11 biennium.
_ $1,008,000 General Fund to support 20 additional Master’s Nursing program students
per year. The appropriated funds will be used to support students in the Master of
Nursing in Nursing Education program, and the university will enroll no fewer than 20
additional students in this program over the current level. The Subcommittee understands
that the cost of expanding the Master of Nursing in Nursing Education program will
increase by $336,000 General Fund, to $1,344,000 General Fund, in the 2009-11
The sum of $857,000 is hereby appropriated to the Philadelphia Health and Education
Corporation for the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing and Health
Professions for the fiscal year July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009, for the general maintenance
of the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, including the Allied Health,
Professions and Graduate Schools, and for student aid.
$2 million investment: representing twenty grant recipients, which span 28 counties
including Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery, will receive $679,933 to
expand clinical education for nurses and $1.1 million to purchase training
equipment. Combined with a minimum of $2.1 million in private-sector matching
funds the total investment will reach about $3.9 million, the Governor's Office
reported. All the grants will be funneled through county work force investment
boards. They are part of $7.5 million in funding in the state budget aimed at
addressing the state's nursing shortage.
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(2008) The South Carolina Critical Needs Nursing Initiative Fund is hereby created
under the Commission on Higher Education to provide incentives to retain nurse faculty
scholars, attract new nurse faculty, provide loans, grants, and scholarships to in-state
resident nursing students, establish a research office to predict health care workforce
needs, and provide technology to increase accessibility to clinical education needs.
Section 59-110-20. (A) The Commission on Higher Education shall administer the
provisions of this chapter and the funding provided to the Critical Needs Nursing
Initiative Fund to implement the initiatives provided in this chapter. The commission
shall make disbursements from the Critical Needs Nursing Initiative Fund to the
institutions or students in the manner and for the purposes provided by this chapter.
(B) To assist the commission in performing its duties related to this fund, the
commission shall consult with members of the Advisory Committee on Academic
Programs (ACAP) from institutions with accredited nursing programs and the
chairperson, or designee, of the South Carolina Council of Deans and Directors in
Section 59-110-30. (A) Of the funds made available for the Critical Needs Nursing
Initiative Fund, amounts must be used for the following nursing initiatives in
recommended priority order: (1) faculty salary enhancements; (2) new faculty;
(3) student scholarship, loan, and grant programs; (4) establishment of the Office for
Health Care Workforce Research; and (5) use of simulation technology and equipment.
(B) Once the first priority for faculty salary enhancements has been provided in an
amount not exceeding six million dollars in total funds for the program from each year
funds are allocated for any year, the commission shall fund other priorities in such
amounts as it considers appropriate within available funding.
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(2008) The Tennessee HOPE loan-scholarship (no appropriations designated in the initial
bill) is intended to support those individuals older than 25 who have not been licensed as
teachers or nurses to pursue education for either of these licensed professions.
(2007) Continues the dedication of a portion of the tobacco lawsuit settlement funds to
support nursing schools.
(2008) $153,000 for LPN program expansion;
$80,000 for an RN partnership with the College of Eastern Utah;
(2008) To the Community College Commission through June 30th, 2010, $5,525,640 for
the Investment in Nursing Program.