Ecumen Scholars Program To Train Nurses Featured in Mankato Free Press

In today’s Mankato Free Press, Jessica Bies reports on Ecumen’s initiative to address the critical shortage of nurses being trained to care for Minnesota’s rapidly aging population.

Working with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), Ecumen is creating the Ecumen Scholars program to provide educational, vocational and financial opportunities for nursing students to pursue careers in senior health care.

The program is supported by a $1.9 million grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.