CSS Receives Grant for Nursing School

The Fund Helps Students Get The Experience They Need to Serve Rural Areas

DULUTH, Minn.- The College of St. Scholastica was awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant from the Health Resources and Services administration to help fund the Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota.

The goal of the RAPP initiative is to help rural communities gain better access to quality healthcare. The College of St. Scholastica hopes that with the help of the grant, the school will be able to give their students the experience the students need, to help with that initiative.

“We really place a high priority on our healthcare and nursing students, really getting out in the community in clinical work sights, they get great hands on experiences, and these prepare them to just really be able to go out from day one when they get  their first job and hit the ground running and make a difference,” said Valerie Clark, the Communications Specialist for CSS.

The college of St. Scholastica has the second largest nursing program in Minnesota.