Rep. Lipinski Announces Grant for Saint Xavier University Nursing (June 17, 2016)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that Saint Xavier University has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The school will receive $341,366 in financial assistance to help nurses seeking to get graduate degrees so they can become advanced practice nurses.  The funds can be used for tuition, books, and program fees, as well as reasonable living expenses during the traineeship.

“Congratulations to Saint Xavier University on receiving this grant for their highly regarded nursing program, one of only 17 designated Centers of Excellence by the National League of Nursing,” Rep. Lipinski said.  “We need more young women and men working in healthcare and this funding will provide the opportunity for more students to get valuable advanced nursing degrees.  I am happy to be able to help Saint Xavier continue its proud history and lengthy track record of success.”

In the past, Congressman Lipinski has helped secure funds for the University’s library and their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs.  

“Saint Xavier is serving a critical mission educating so many young people – many of whom are first-generation college students – and preparing them for their future careers,” said Lipinski.  “President Christine Wiseman continues to do a great job leading the school.”