As part of the agreement, the Health
Alliance will provide $158,000 annually for three years in salary
support for faculty positions at the College of Nursing.
Andrea Lindell, DNSc, RN, dean of the College of Nursing, says the partnership is a win-win for both organizations.
"The money will allow us to hire full-time clinical teaching faculty
and offer attractive scholarships to students pursuing a career in
nursing," she says. "The Alliance will benefit by having more nurses on
staff to treat patients at its six hospitals in the area."
As part of the agreement, the Health Alliance will also give $4,000
scholarships to UC nursing students, who will be required to work in
Health Alliance hospitals for 12 months after graduation. The hospital
group will also provide a one-time $1,000 supplement to the college for
each scholarship awarded to support the nursing program, plus access to
hospital training classrooms and clinical units.