HAMDEN — The School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program. Quinnipiac was one of 52 schools to receive a grant through the NCIN program, which supports traditionally underrepresented students who make a career switch to nursing through an accelerated nursing degree program. Quinnipiac’s grant will be divided into $10,000 scholarships to support five different students for the 2014-15 academic year.


“This grant supports the tuition for students from diverse backgrounds,” said Jean Lange, founding dean of the School of Nursing. “This year’s recipients include men and students with backgrounds in military service and health policy.”