WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $499,975 for the Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training Program at Fairmont State University on Monday. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“Nurses play such a vital role in our communities, especially right now during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Capito. “Fairmont State’s nursing program is known for its excellence in West Virginia and has produced thousands of graduates who are now practicing health care professionals across our state and country. I am proud of the work being done at the Fairmont State School of Nursing and look forward to the positive impact that this program will have on West Virginia.”
“As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure our healthcare professionals receive the support and continued training they need to care for their fellow West Virginians and progress in their careers here in West Virginia. This funding will help Fairmont State provide training to strengthen our nursing workforce and support their continued learning. I am incredibly proud of our healthcare workers and all they have done during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to fight for funding to help them in future COVID-19 response packages,” said Senator Manchin.