TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Nearly $1 million is going to Tallahassee Community College to help overcome a nursing shortage. That money comes from a $79 million grant for nursing education programs throughout Florida. This includes recruitment efforts, scholarships and educational tools.
TCC Vice President of Student Affairs Calandra Stringer says the money they receive will allow them to double the number of nursing faculty.
“We know we want to meet the demand, but in order to hire additional nurses to be able to accommodate the different spaces, we need more simulation space,” Stringer said. “We knew we were going to need additional funds, so we’re grateful that the governor came in and met that need for all agencies.”
TCC has already hired 10 additional faculty members and will debut a new batch of nursing students in a couple of months.