ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it's getting a $1.5 million federal grant to continue a program that prepares middle school, high school and college students to become nurses.
The school said Thursday that the Genesis program is receiving the aid from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's the third round of funding and runs through June 2015.
The university says the program's is to increase the number of African Americans and members of other underrepresented groups in the nursing profession.
Program director Patricia Coleman-Burns says that 75 students have gone through Michigan's nursing program since 2002 as part of Genesis.