The Foundation's Ladders in Nursing Careers Program was designed to replicate Project L.I.N.C. which demonstrated an effective strategy to help interested and qualified hospital employees advance into LPN and RN positions at the nursing school of their choice.This grant supports a planning phase to replicate Project L.I.N.C throughout the State of South Carolina with a focus on rural participation and linkage to urban areas. Allied health careers will be targeted as well as nursing careers. The State's 2,345 minority LPNs are a target population for which the project could offer opportunities for minorities and low-income individuals. Another focus area will be the counties with the highest poverty rates which also have the highest vacancy rates for nursing and allied health personnel. Specifically, the grantee will: (1) form a Local Steering Committee; (2) educate constituencies about the project; (3) establish a network of participating organizations and secure commitments; (4) identify other funding sources; and (5) develop an implementation proposal.
Amount Awarded $44,977.00
Awarded on: 1/29/1993
Time frame: 2/1/1993 - 1/31/1994
Grant Number: 21763