OCTOBER 4, 2006 - Posted at 4:34 p.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A program designed to encourage minority high school students in Arkansas to pursue nursing careers has been awarded a grant for more than $800,000.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says its College of Nursing will recruit black and Hispanic students to enroll in nursing and will provide financial support to help them stay in the program. The university says the grant will help strengthen the medical school's partnership with six Arkansas high schools. Those schools are Rogers High School, Central High School in Helena, Metropolitan Vocational High School in Little Rock, North Little Rock High School, and high schools at Carlisle and Lonoke.