Sequoia Healthcare District Grants SFSU-Cañada Nursing Program $1.69 Million in New FundsMon, 25 February, 2013 at 7:29 am
|Nursing students working in the Cañada lab.|
This new support supplements the original grant of $1 million a year for 10 years and extends the bachelor degree program through 2017.
The request for additional funding was prepared and submitted by a partnership of administrators and faculty from San Francisco State University, Cañada College, Sequoia Hospital, and the Sequoia Hospital Foundation. Lucy Salcido Carter, director of the Center for International and University Studies, represented Cañada College in the partnership. The partners met regularly for six months to discuss program outcomes, review nursing workforce trends, develop a revised budget, and draft the proposal.
The program has been extremely successful in fulfilling its goal. Ninety-five percent of students complete the program, with 93 percent of these graduates passing the National Council Licensure Examination. More than half of program graduates serve Sequoia Healthcare District residents at a variety of facilities including Sequoia Hospital, San Mateo Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, public schools, and nursing care centers.