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NH Delegation Secures More Than $1 Million for Nashua’s Rivier University Nursing Programs


WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), along with Senator Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), announced that Rivier University in Nashua will receive more than $1 million to support nursing programs in the state. The funding will support a pathway from academic training to clinical practice for nurses, as well as increase the number of qualified nursing faculty.


“Nurses play a critical role in our state’s health care system and patients’ treatment – it is essential that we support their education and training and invest in the next generation of qualified nurses here in New Hampshire,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “I’m thrilled to see these resources heading to Rivier University in Nashua to create new pathways for students to get their nursing degrees and expand the teaching faculty.”


“Nurses are the backbone of our health care system, and it’s critical that we address New Hampshire’s nursing workforce shortage,” said Senator Hassan. “This important funding will help build the pipeline of nursing students in New Hampshire, and ultimately help more Granite Staters get the care they need.”


“I’m thrilled to see over $1 million in federal funding heading to New Hampshire to invest in Nurse Faculty Loan and Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Pathway Programs at Rivier University,” said Senator Shaheen. “As ongoing nursing and health care workforce shortages continue to impact communities across New Hampshire, investing in our nursing workforce is crucial to ensuring Granite Staters have access to the health care they need. I look forward to seeing the impact of these funds in strengthening our state’s health care system.”


“Investments in our health care workforce help address staff shortages and ensure that Granite Staters can get the care they need,” said Congressman Pappas. “I’m pleased to see this funding delivered to nursing programs in New Hampshire to support our nurses and ensure our health care workforce can meet the needs of our communities. I’ll keep working to secure resources that address these shortages and support the health care workforce.”