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Friday, August 19, 2011 - 4:44am

Mercer Gets $430,000 For Nurses

Mercer University's nursing program has been given $430,000 in federal grants to do more nursing training and help increase the number of nursing faculty.

The private Georgia college received a $413,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a loan program aimed at helping registered nurses get a graduate education so they can teach.

Borrowers can have up to 85 percent of their loans forgiven if they work as a nursing faculty member for four years after graduation.

The loan program has received more than $2 million in federal grants since 2004.

The college also got an $18,000 grant for a training program for nurses.

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