Alverina University is one of the most competitive colleges in Pennsylvania for nursing. Here's why:
This fall, Alvernia won a prestigious federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to enhance nursing education. Only 10 other institutions across the nation received one of these competitive federal nursing grants. The $330,000 award will strengthen nursing training during the next three years through scholarships, stipends, programming, and retention efforts.
The grant will support Alvernia’s Success project, which provides mentorship opportunities for nursing students. Alvernia’s freshman nursing students will be paired with Registered Nurses, who will serve as role models and help prepare them for more difficult science courses. Sophomore to senior level nursing students will benefit from individual tutoring and exam preparation. The grant, funded through the HRSA’s Nursing Workforce Diversity program, will also support a new summer enrichment program for incoming freshman nursing students. Early intervention for successful completion of four lab science courses will be central to Alvernia’s summer program.