Health Care Industry Changes Force Ohio to Close Nursing Careers Program

Ladders in Nursing Careers (L.I.N.C.) Program

Greater Cleveland Project L.I.N.C. (which operated in the five-county area surrounding Cleveland) recruited economically disadvantaged African American Native American Indian and Asian students into the program.

In June 1995, Project L.I.N.C. was forced to close its doors because of dramatic changes in the health care environment.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Ladders in Nursing Careers Program national program.

Key Results: During the grant period, Greater Cleveland Project L.I.N.C.:

  • Worked in partnership with a wide range of organizations in the five-county area surrounding Cleveland.
  • Obtained commitments from 14 nursing schools, three technical colleges and 13 health care organizations to participate in the program.
  • Obtained commitment from the Ohio League for Nursing and the Cleveland Scholarship Program to provide a series of educational workshops for students.
  • Enrolled 14 students in nursing programs; 10 of the 14 students were minority.

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