Delegation Announces More Than $800,000 in Nursing Grants for North Dakota Universities

Washington – Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that North Dakota State University and University of North Dakota will receive more than $800,000 in federal grants to promote advanced nursing education and to increase diversity in nursing programs.  

“In order for North Dakota medical facilities to continue providing high quality care to citizens it is important to focus on educating and recruiting the next generation of health care providers,” the delegation said in a joint statement.  “These grants work toward this goal by promoting advanced education for nurses such as master’s and doctoral degrees and by increasing nursing opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.” 

  • North Dakota State University  will receive an Advanced Education Nursing Grant for $311,349
  • University of North Dakota will receive a Nursing Workforce Diversity grant for  $515,631 

The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with funds appropriated by Congress.