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Health Education grant makes big impact on GROW Nurses program

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May 18, 2017
GROW Nurses (Growing and Raising Our Workforce), a Grant county-based recruitment program that prepares underrepresented populations to work in the nursing field, received a $1,950 mini-grant from the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) in spring of 2017. GROW Nurses used the mini-grant to fund value-added programming.
The grant was part of NEI-AHEC’s Mini-Grant Program, which awarded a total of approximately $12,000 in state funding to federally tax-exempt programs located within one of 17 specified Indiana counties. All awarded programs needed to further the mission of NEI-AHEC, which is to “inspire, train, recruit, and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in rural and medically underserved communities.”
GROW Nurses— a program developed by partners from Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech Community College and Marion Regional Career Center (MRCC)— utilized the mini-grant to fund four specific initiatives:

1.CNA Panel Discussion
2.CNA Examinations
3.Basic Tuberculosis Training
“Funding from the NEI-AHEC provides opportunities to make a world-changing difference in the lives of health career students at MRCC,” said Ruth Eby, associate dean of non-residential nursing at IWU. “GROW Nurses supports student success by organizing opportunities that complement their classroom experience. These experiences and support provide students with a jump-start into their health career.”
For more information on GROW Nurses, visit
Scott Todd, Executive Director of Marketing & Communication
(765) 677-1910