Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Cartwright announces $18,353 HRSA Grant to the University of Scranton

Jun 13, 2017
Press Release

Scranton, PA – Congressman Matt Cartwright announced today that The University of Scranton received a $18,353 federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated or economically or medically vulnerable.

This grant will provide funds for the University of Scranton’s Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) program.  Grants are awarded to accredited institutions that educate registered nurses to become nurse anesthetists; recipient institutions, in turn, disburse funds to students in the form of traineeship support.  Traineeships will pay full or partial costs of the tuition, books/e-books, fees, and the reasonable living expenses (stipends) of trainees during the period for which the traineeship is provided. 

“With the federal funds from the HRSA, the University of Scranton can provide important financial support for professionals who wish to pursue advanced nursing education,” said Rep. Cartwright. “By improving our skilled health workforce, we can achieve health equity through access to quality services.

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