FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 12, 2010
CONTACT: Ina Zajac, (425) 352-5461, IZajac@uwb.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell Nursing Program received a grant of $25,000 from the 2010 Johnson and Johnson “Promise of Nursing for Washington” Program.
Four Washington nursing education programs received awards to increase their capacity to educate and graduate more nurses. This year, all awardees’ proposals also reflected a focus on increasing the diversity of their nursing student populations.
UW Bothell was awarded the grant for their proposal titled, “Increasing Nursing Capacity through Blended Learning.” This proposal will aid faculty education in the development of “blended” Bachelor and Master of Nursing education elective courses
This proposal will help students who are challenged to complete the on-campus program due to geographic distance, and the demands which many working adult learners face. It will result in an increased numbers of students, with an emphasis on diversity.
Other schools also awarded funds included Seattle University School of Nursing, Tacoma Community College Nursing Program, and the Walla Walla University Nursing Program.
To learn more about the UW Bothell Nursing Program, please visit: http://www.uwb.edu/nursing
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.