TLU Receives $100,000 Grant From Baptist Health Foundation of S.A.

12/5/2013
Funding will support a nursing simulation lab

Committed to improving the quality of health and healthcare for residents in their service area, the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded Texas Lutheran University (TLU) a $100,000 grant to support a nursing simulation lab. As part of TLU’s new nursing program, scheduled to begin fall 2014, the simulation lab will provide students hands-on training while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

“We are very grateful to the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio for the generous support of our initiative to bring a nursing program of exceptional quality to TLU and this region,” said TLU President Dr. Stuart Dorsey. “Our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will help to alleviate the growing shortage of nurses in South Central Texas.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections for 2010 to 2020, the registered nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020. TLU’s new nursing program will give students the necessary training and opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in this rapidly growing profession. With the shortage of registered nurses projected to spread across the country through 2030, TLU’s new program will help fill the need for qualified, professional nurses.