FSU Nursing Department Secures $2.1 Million Grant to Expand LPN to BSN Program


Frostburg State University’s Department of Nursing was recently awarded a Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Support Program (NSP) II grant in the amount of $2,150,127 over four years to expand the capacity within the LPN to BSN program through additional nursing faculty and support staff.

“Receiving the Nurse Support Program grant is an incredible honor,” said Dr. Kara Platt, associate professor and chair of the nursing department. “The LPN to BSN initiative not only highlights our commitment to developing a skilled and dynamic workforce but also underscores the importance of investing in people’s potential. With this support, we are excited to continue driving innovation, growth and opportunity within our community.”

Frostburg’s multi-year implementation grant was one of nine nursing programs to receive funding as part of Governor Moore’s $5.8 million awards package for Maryland nursing programs.

“This funding will create positive and lasting change in the way we educate both our nursing students and faculty, while also addressing the nursing shortage in Maryland,” said Gov. Moore. “The grants allow for new and innovative ideas that will continue to develop and expand health care opportunities in Maryland, which will positively impact our workforce and the state’s economy.”

Implemented in 2023, FSU’s online LPN to BSN program is designed specifically for working adult learners interested in advancing their healthcare knowledge. The program exposes students to expanded job opportunities in leadership roles or careers in specialized care areas. To learn more about Frostburg’s nursing programs, visit https://www.frostburg.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/department-of-nursing/.

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