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Columbia Basin College has received a large grant that will help fund two very high-demand nursing programs.

LPN and BSN programs will benefit

Columbia Basin College in Pasco has a very strong nursing program, and two of its offerings continue to be among its most utilized.

The grant of $73,824 is from the  Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, or SBCTC, and will go toward the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) fields.

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CBC Nursing Program Director Kim Tucker said in a release:

“funds like this support CBC’s mission of student success, learning, and completion. The core purpose of the LPN to BSN program is to equip Licensed Practical Nurses with a BSN, thus increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in our region."

There are just over 6,500 full-time students at CBC, over the last few years, between 50 and 70 Associate in Nursing Degrees are awarded from the school. CBC also has a program to help LPNs transition to BSN degrees.

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