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Cerritos College Nursing Department Receives $335K Grant

The grant aims to increase the number of licensed nurses by improving student retention in community college nursing programs.

The Cerritos College Nursing Department has received a $335,000 grant from the California Community College Chancellor's Office for assessment, remediation and retention for students in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program.

"We are thrilled to receive this grant. The nursing program is to be commended for their hard work in striving for and achieving this for our students" said Sandy Marks, dean of Cerritos College's Health Occupations Division.

"The increased funding will enable us to develop strategies to assist students with pre-admission testing and basic skills development as well as improve student retention and success for enrolled students."

The grant provided by the chancellor's office aims to increasing the number of licensed nurses by improving student retention in community college nursing programs.

Funding will be used for pre-admission testing and remediation for those who do not pass the pre-admission basic skills test and activities to support retention and success for enrolled students.

Other plans for implementation of the grant funding include equipment, resources and activities such as tutoring, peer mentoring and faculty advisors to promote student success.

The Cerritos College Nursing Program, accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., offers an opportunity to prepare for a nursing career through mastery of a specific body of knowledge and skills. For more information about the program, please visit www.cerritos.edu/nursing.

- Cerritos College Media Relations

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