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Monday, August 15, 2011

Norwich graduate school announces grant funding for nursing students

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Officials at Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) announced the award of two different grants that will support students in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

Both grants are from the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.

“These grants provide assistance to the MSN students who receive the direct benefit of financial support to help defray some of their educational costs,” said Director of Nursing Valerie McCarthy. “Norwich University is delighted this resource is available for students.”

The Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship award is a continuation of last year’s grant and provides $20,000 for a needs-based graduate student stipend. Last year this grant supported 13 students in the MSN program.

The National Faculty Loan Repayment Program will provide $153,000 towards repayment of student loans to those graduates that go into teaching upon graduation.

These federal nursing awards address the country’s need for a steady supply of qualified nurse leaders, according Rod Hicks, Ph.D, RN, director of the MSN Program.

“I am proud of our MSN students’ accomplishments and the role Norwich University has played in helping them to assume positions of leadership in federal, military, and civilian health settings,” he said.

SGCS’s MSN is an online program that offers two concentrations – nursing administration and nursing education – and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGCS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/