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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The University of Utah College of Nursing has been given $1 million to establish a Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
The grant will allow the school to train faculty members so they can teach geriatric nursing. There are now nine similar centers in the United States created by the John A. Hartford Foundation. The foundation emphasizes the need to prepare health care providers to care for elderly patients.
The University of Utah College of Nursing has made a 30-year commitment to gerontology and geriatric nursing education. The center is intended to build on the college's strength in geriatric research, education and practice. It also will play a key role in age-related studies and have access to exclusive regional and national partnerships.
Information from: Deseret Morning News
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