July 19, 2006

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNM, Albuquerque - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has granted the University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM CON) an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship for $67,236.

The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship is awarded to institutions to provide financial support through traineeships for registered nurses enrolled in advanced education nursing programs.

Dr. Kenneth Miller, acting executive dean for the CON, said the grant will be used toward scholarships for qualified graduate students. There are currently 171 master's students and 24 doctoral students at the CON.

HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and distributes approximately 90 percent of its funding in grants to U.S. States and territories, public and private health care providers, health professions training programs and other organizations.