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Sen. Reed, URI announce $3.8 million in grants to College of Nursing

The awarding of $3.8 million in grants to the University of Rhode Islandís College of nursing is a signal from the federal government that the college is leading the way in nursing education and innovation, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Thursday morning. Reed joined URI administrators and nursing students, as well as representatives from Brown University for a press conference on the Kingston Campus to announce the grant awards.

Two grants address workforce issues under the federal Affordable Health Care Act by supporting URIís efforts to prepare advanced practice nurses at the masterís and doctoral level...

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