Fayetteville State University (FSU) has received a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation in the amount of $134,200. The grant will be used to support FSU’s nationally recognized School of Nursing by enhancing the current simulation lab and furnishing an additional computer lab for student testing.

“I thank the Golden LEAF Foundation for its support of Fayetteville State University and the School of Nursing,” said Chancellor James Anderson. “A tremendous amount of work has gone into making the school one of the most respected and successful programs in the nation, and this grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation demonstrates that they have recognized those efforts and the work we are doing to address the nursing shortage in this region, state and nation. This funding will go a long way toward enhancing the program and assisting us in achieving our goal of having the top nursing school in the country.”

Said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President: “Golden LEAF is pleased to support FSU’s School of Nursing. With North Carolina’s shortage of healthcare professionals – especially in rural and economically distressed areas – this project aims to make a difference in the number of trained nurses entering the workforce each year. Our funding will help provide simulated training equipment needed to help students obtain the valuable real-world experiences needed to graduate and succeed.”

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Originally published August 17, 2018.