The Cape Cod Foundation has recently been selected to administer the new Cape Cod Healthcare Nurse Continuing Education Fund.
The fund, which was established to advance education and promote the provision of healthcare to the Cape Cod community, will award grants to eligible nurses employed by nonprofit healthcare providers within Barnstable County.
“In order to maintain the quality of healthcare we are accustomed to here on Cape Cod, it is imperative that we continue to have well-trained and skilled nurses,” said Michael K. Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “We are therefore very pleased to partner with The Cape Cod Foundation on this initiative that will provide more resources and incentive for residents to consider a career in nursing, earn the requisite degrees and become an extremely valuable part of the Cape workforce.”
Each eligible applicant will receive a $10,000 grant paid over three years. To be eligible, individuals must:
- have received an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from Cape Cod Community College with a minimum GPA of 2.75
- have received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- be employed by a nonprofit healthcare provider with a principal place of business in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
- be a resident of Barnstable County
“We are very excited to partner with Cape Cod Healthcare on this important initiative,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “This purpose of this Fund aligns closely with the Foundation’s work to create resources, provide educational opportunities, and develop the workforce. This program is a very strategic way to have a long-term impact in the community.”
To apply for a grant or to receive additional information about the Cape Cod Healthcare Nurse Continuing Education Fund, contact Dara Gannon, The Cape Cod Foundation’s Director of Programs and Donor Services, at 508.790.3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.
The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership. The Foundation has distributed nearly $65 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1989. www.capecodfoundation.org