Dr. Ramona Benkert and colleague Belinda Aberle were recently awarded a $2.6 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) grant to help do just that. Benkert’s proposal, “Primary Care-Community Health Immersion Program in Detroit (PC-Chip in the D),” received four years of funding to address these training gaps. The proposal includes a sustainability plan that will ensure the continuation of activities beyond federal funding.
The Wayne State University College of Nursing recently received substantial endowment funds from Dr. Virginia Hill Rice (‘65) to establish an annual lectureship on nursing science and healthcare. “Dr. Hill’s generous endowment recognizes the stature of the work done in the college,” said Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo.
The Wayne State University College of Nursing is one of only 28 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding Ph.D.’s. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program will provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D.’s in three years.