Nursing Education Investment Grants

Nursing Education Investment Grants

The Foundation for California Community Colleges awards Nursing Education Investment Grants to support projects that facilitate, coordinate with, or complement efforts to educate and train nurses through California community colleges.

2020 Award Announcement and Grant Program Update

These are unprecedented times for the nursing education field, our health care systems, and the economy. As we all face challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, students pursuing a career in nursing need support and appreciation now more than ever. We are responding to this need, as we continue to adapt and accelerate our efforts to advance the education and training of nurses through California community colleges.

For the 2020 Nursing Education Investment Grants program, the Foundation for California Community Colleges is happy to announce a grant award to the Los Rios Community College District to create a pathway for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to transition into the Master of Sciences in Nursing (MSN) program at California State University, Sacramento. The project is a collaborative effort led by Sacramento City College and includes Sierra College, American River College, and Yuba College. The project's long-term impact will be to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles in the field and to create a faculty track, both of which are nursing education priorities in California.

The remaining funds of the 2020 Nursing Education Investment Grants cycle will be utilized to provide emergency financial support of $350-$500 for nursing students affected by the pandemic and its economic fallout. The funding will be provided to students through nursing programs at California Community Colleges, as part of the First Response Healthcare Student Support Fund (First Response Fund). Donations to the Campaign for Relief and Recovery through the California Community Colleges also support the First Response Fund. Please donate today.

Current and Past Grantees

Projects are noted for their distinct impact and alignment with the California Community Colleges’ Vision for Success. Current and past grantees include:

  • Los Rios Community College District - Collaborative Education: ADN to MSN for Students with a Non-nursing Bachelor’s Degree Program will create a pathway for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to transition into the Master of Sciences in Nursing (MSN) program at California State University, Sacramento. The project is a collaborative effort led by Sacramento City College and includes Sierra College, American River College, and Yuba College. Awarded in 2020.
  • College of the Redwoods - Del Norte LVN/Paramedic-RN Bridge Expansion: College of the Redwoods will expand a registered nursing pathway into a rural region that has critical nursing shortages. Awarded in 2019.
  • Riverside City College - Concurrent Enrollment Program Implementation: Riverside City College will implement and promote scaling of a concurrent enrollment program that enables nursing students at community colleges to simultaneously progress toward bachelor of science degrees in nursing from California State Universities. Awarded in 2019.
  • Centralized Clinical Placement System - Enhancements to this online technology tool for scheduling clinical placements will increase healthcare education capacity by maximizing placement opportunities while improving the user experience for both clinical providers and nursing students. Awarded in 2017.

Reporting Information for Current Grantees

All grantees are required to submit progress reports as part of their grant agreement with the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Report templates are provided below. Reports are due by email to grants@foundationccc.org on or before the reporting deadlines listed in each grantee’s agreement.

Any questions about the templates or reporting process can be directed to grants@foundationccc.org or by phone to the representative listed in the grant agreement. 

Contact Us

Barbara Webster-Hawkins
Executive Director, Resource Development
T: 916.325.0117
E: bwebster-hawkins@foundationccc.org

Grant Funding

Grant funding is provided by the Nursing Education Investment Fund established in 2005 through an agreement between the Foundation for California Community Colleges, WellPoint, Inc., and the Insurance Commissioner for the State of California, and is designed to benefit nursing education within the California Community College system. The Foundation for California Community Colleges maintains the fund and administers grantmaking.

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