Montgomery College Nursing Program Receives Veterans Education Grant Worth More Than $226,000

Montgomery College was recently awarded $226,522 by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) for its “Military to ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing)” initiative. The project will increase enrollment of qualified military medics/corpsmen in nursing and will provide an array of support services for veterans prior to admission to ensure success in the required pre-requisite courses.

The program directly responds to both state and federal legislative initiatives to remove the barriers to employment often faced by service members transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce. Funding will support creation of a welcoming and supportive environment for vets as well as an accelerated pathway for helping them to quickly achieve their educational objectives and move into meaningful healthcare careers that capitalize on their outstanding skills and experience.

Under the leadership of Barbara Nubile, director of the nursing program, Montgomery College has received over $3 million in grant funding from the Nurse Support Program II (NSPII) initiative funded by the HSCRC and administered by MHEC. NSPII has allowed Montgomery College to play a major role in addressing the shortage of bedside nurses in Maryland while also increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce. The Military to ADN effort is expected to result in increased annual enrollment of up to 60 pre-nursing and nursing students at Montgomery College with military medic experience. Both the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs are enthusiastic partners in support of this new program.

For additional information, please contact Barbara Nubile at 240-567-5598 or via email at Barbara.nubile@montgomerycollege.edu.

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