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UM Secures $3.6M to Help Cure Montana Nursing Shortage


UM News Service

The University of Montana recently secured $3.6 million from the Health Resource and Service Administration to bolster the nursing workforce across Big Sky Country.

The federal grant will fund a new training program implemented by three UM organizations: the Office of Health Research & Partnership, the Missoula College Nursing Program and the Center for Children, Families and Workforce Development.

OHRP Director Lily Apedaile said Montana is experiencing a healthcare workforce shortage, especially in the nursing field.

“Rural Montana is particularl...