In a press conference on Thursday at the Sinclair School of Nursing, Gov. Jay Nixon addressed his Caring for Missourians initiative, a program that would provide millions of dollars in additional funds to Missouri health care education.
A total of $39.8 million dollars is being requested to be part of Nixon’s budget proposal that sits awaiting the General Assembly. MU would be receiving $9 million per year as an annual budget increase. The remaining funds would be given to all 2 year and 4 year universities with health care programs.
The funds will be used to expand faculty and resources so the programs can accept more students each year. Gov. Nixon says this is a response to the shortage of health care professionals in Missouri. You can view more facts about the shortage and the Caring for Missourians program here.
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