Eight statewide grants, totaling $320,000, were awarded to programs that demonstrated an ability to improve healthcare practice, education and research, while fostering a strong connection between education and the healthcare industry.
RCTC has been awarded the grant for creation of an innovative model advancing baccalaureate nursing education in Minnesota. The curriculum will be designed after the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education model and will lead to the advancement of a dual-admission nursing program between RCTC and Winona State University.
Southeast Service Cooperative has been awarded a K-12 vision for youth grant and will partner with Mayo Clinic and Rochester Area Math Science to develop a second Mobile Science Lab for use by high school teachers.
The Mobile Science Lab allows students to utilize thousands of dollars of scientific equipment without leaving the classroom. It was created in association with Mayo Clinic, the Rochester Area Math and Science Partnership and funded through a $75,000 grant by HealthForce Minnesota. The trailer is outfitted with roughly $50,000 of equipment.
In a release, HealthForce Minnesota staff said the group seeks new collaborative models that integrate health science education and practice, and have the potential for sustainability and awards grants accordingly.
LINK: HealthForce Minnesota (Web site)