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Montana State Gets Grant to Help Nursing Students

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by Anne Cantrell

A Montana State University program to help Native Americans succeed in nursing has received a grant worth nearly $1 million.

MSU’s Caring For Our Own Program, or CO-OP, received a three-year grant from the Indian Health Service worth $332,715 a year. The money will let the program support several additional students per year, up to 27 from 21.

Started in 1999, CO-OP aims to recruit and graduate Native American nurses who will work in Indian Health Service facilities on reservations or in urban settings.

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