The Christian Brothers University (CBU) RN to BSN Nursing Program has been awarded a $12,100 grant from The Promise of Nursing for Tennessee Nursing School Grant Program administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association. The grant will enable CBU’s Nursing Program to develop and offer an online training course for the Congregational Health Network.
The Congregational Health Network (CHN) is a covenant relationship between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare hospitals, Mid-South congregations, and community health organizations. The CHN serves a network of nearly 500 congregations and faith communities, helping members navigate the journey from home to medical care and back.
The RN to BSN Program at CBU has partnered with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to provide their nursing students the opportunity to fulfill their clinical requirement while serving in the Congregational Health Network. In doing so, students earn invaluable real-world experience working within the diverse congregations and communities of Memphis. CBU is the only nursing program associated with the Congregational Health Network.
In order to participate with the CHN, nurses must complete a 14 hour training session. Attending this training in person is often a burden for CBU nursing students, who work full time in addition to attending classes. The grant from The Promise of Nursing for Tennessee Nursing School will enable CBU to develop an online version of the course that can be accessed at any time and completed at a student’s chosen pace.
Funding for the grant program was contributed by several hospitals and health care agencies in the Tennessee area, by Johnson & Johnson, and by national companies with an interest in supporting nursing education. The funds were raised at a Gala Fundraising Event sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
For more information on the RN to BSN Nursing Program at CBU, call (901) 321-3291 or visit www.cbu.edu/nursing.