Braley Announces Nearly $350,000 for Clarke University & Returning Veterans Print
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Written by Amanda Bowman   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:38

Waterloo, IA – Today, Representative Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced that Clarke University in Dubuque has been awarded a $348,942 grant to train nurses and help veterans transition from the military to civilian nursing careers when they return home. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Advanced Education Nurses Traineeship (AENT) Program.

“The funding going to Clarke College is part of the continued promise to help our veterans find good paying jobs when they return home from duty,” said Braley. “Our veterans have shown what they can do on the battlefield and with the help of this grant they can get the skills they need for a successful nursing career.”

The students in advanced nurse education programs will be helped with the costs of full or partial tuition, books, fees, and stipends. The funding will also help nursing students provide critical career enhancement and job placement for our Nation’s veterans. The AENT program will support schools with technological innovations to allow active duty personnel to register and be admitted to the school during a deployment so that they can immediately begin their studies once they return from an overseas assignment.

For more information on the health professions programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.

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