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SAC RECEIVES GRANT FROM NURSING INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM
San Antonio College, CTN partner college, recently received $147,852 from the Division of Academic Quality and Workforce 2020-2022 awards under the Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP). In July 2020, the Division released a Request for Applications (RFA) under NIGP, Supporting Clinical Learning Experiences to Mitigate Impediments due to COVID-19. The RFA aimed to support initial RN licensure programs’ use of evidence-based alternatives to hands-on practice with patients to alleviate the immediate challenges due to the diminished access to facilities and possible long-term impacts on students’ clinical learning experiences from the pandemic. Through a review process that focused on the RFA intent and selection criteria, a total of 45 applicants were selected for grant awards. The grant period for the new awards is approximately 24 months beginning upon contract execution in November 2020 and ending November 30, 2022.