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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2008

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File: –  Mendocino College Nursing Program Donation

Nursing Program receives donation

    Ukiah, CA – This week Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits continued to be a strong supporter of the Mendocino College nursing program by donating $10,000.  
    Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital has been donating to the nursing program since 2003, with the last donation of $3,500 coming in February 2007.  
    The donations have traditionally been used for student scholarships, but the recent donation will be used for faculty support in 2008-2009.
    “We currently have one full-time faculty member who is solely funded by grants and donations and we want to keep her on,” Mendocino College Nursing Program Director Barbara French said.
    “We can’t keep the number of students up if we don’t have the qualified faculty to teach them,” French said.
    Whereas the hospital has helped out the nursing program, the nursing program has contributed back to the hospital.  
    “They were in need of nurses and they have hired many of our graduates over the years.  They hired seven graduates last year and have been happy with the nurses they get from our program,” French added.
    Currently, there are forty-one students in the nursing program and twenty-two students are scheduled to graduate this May.
    Applications for the Fall 2008 Registered Nurse (RN) program will begin February 4.  For additional information on the Mendocino College Nursing Program, contact or call (707) 468-3099.

Created: February 21, 2008 @ 01:18 PM
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