College of the Canyons will receive $200,000 in state funding to train registered nurses. The money was part of $2.7 million awarded for the training programs Feb. 15 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “These programs help nursing students by providing them more opportunities to pursue careers in nursing and help communities by directing more services to medically underserved areas across the state,” Schwarzenegger said. “This is also a part of my long term commitment to address California’s nursing shortages by helping to expand nursing programs and improve the supply of qualified nurses in our state.” The funds were made available through the Song-Brown program, which is administered by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Song-Brown was established to increase the number of family practice physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses being trained in the state.
State Funds Nurse Training Program