Oct. 26, 2004
-- Mary Kovarna, Morningside
College professor of nursing
The Department of
Nursing at Morningside College has recently been awarded a
$2,500 grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health's Center
for Health Workforce Planning as part of its Enhanced Learning
Resources for Iowa Nursing Education Programs.
The grant, written
by the nursing department at Morningside, will be used to
purchase several educational videos for the department.
"The state legislature
understands that there is a nursing shortage and there will
continue to be a shortage for several years," said Mary Kovarna,
associate professor and department chair at Morningside. "By
supporting the nursing schools, they've allowed us to expand
the educational opportunities in nursing where we have limited
clinical time, such as in the care of burn patients. The videos
will raise the quality of education for our nursing graduates."
offers a four-year, baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)
and the four-semester degree completion program. The nursing
program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting
Commission and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
For more information
on the college's nursing programs, contact Morningside's
nursing department at (712) 274-5156.