BCBSNC Awards $100,000 Gift to NCCU School of Nursing
[mpoverlay]Courtesy: North Carolina Central University
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has announced an investment of $100,000 in the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Nursing. NCCU will use the grant to help fund new technology to train nursing students and to underwrite research opportunities that will prepare them to address the chronic and acute health care needs of North Carolinians.
“Graduates from the NCCU Department of Nursing come from diverse backgrounds, and most of them remain in North Carolina and serve the health needs of the communities they grew up in,” said Kathy Higgins, vice president of corporate affairs at BCBSNC. “Our company is thrilled to support this local university as it trains the health care professionals our state will need as we seek to improve access and quality while controlling costs.”
Dr. Betty Dennis, chair of the NCCU nursing department said, “This investment by BCBSNC confirms the essential collaboration between education and the corporate sector which enables state-of-the-art approaches to learning that promote quality health care for all of our citizens. For example, our iStan human patient simulators enable our students to become proficient before they encounter their first live patient.”
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