TELACU Partners with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and The California Endowment to Address Shortage of Pediatric Nurses
The TELACU Education Foundation (TEF) has established a new partnership with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and The California Endowment in order to provide local nursing students with vital financial resources and the comprehensive support system they need to reach RN certification.
Funded by a $500,000 grant from The California Endowment, this new branch of TEF’s Bridge to Nursing Program will also provide these nursing students with internships, mentoring, and eventual full-time jobs at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, which was recently ranked as one of the top 10 Children’s Hospitals by US News and World Report.
The partnership extends the reach and impact of TEF’s Bridge to Nursing Program, a successful initiative that addresses the critical shortage of nurses in our nation’s health care system. Over the past decade, TEF has partnered with various hospitals throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area to prepare local nursing students to meet the increasing demand for nurses, particularly those who are bilingual and culturally sensitive.
For 25 years, the TELACU Education Foundation has been empowering Latino young people through educational initiatives that combine vital financial assistance with highly effective programs that ensure academic success. Each year, the Foundation’s programs and services support 600 college students in California, Illinois, Texas, and New York, and also serve an additional 2,000 elementary, middle and high school students, nursing students and veterans.
Date: May 30, 2008
Source: TELACU News Release