The Nursing Program at CSUCI has recently received a cumulative $1,220,588 shot in the arm thanks to a grant from the California Endowment, local hospitals, the County of Ventura, and Congressman Elton Gallegly.
The $534,588 received from the California Endowment will be used for
the Nursing Pipeline Project, which will focus on underrepresented minority students and prepare them academically to apply for the nursing program and be successful CSUCI students.
Additionally, CSUCI’s Nursing Program has received $400,000 with contributions coming from six local hospitals: St. John’s Regional Medical Center, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Ventura County Medical Center, Community Memorial Hospital, Los Robles Regional Medical Center, and Simi Valley Hospital. These contributions allowed CSUCI to admit 66 students into the Nursing Program this fall, which was twice the number originally planned.
The County of Ventura recently awarded $136,000 for the Nursing Program, and in September, Congressman Elton Gallegly obtained an additional $150,000 in Congressionally Directed Grants just under $200,000 that was received through Gallegly’s leadership two years ago.