May 31, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $36K For Nurse Training In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $36,104 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health Education and Research Institute through the Health Resources and Services Administration. Funding will support traineeships for nurses to become nurse anesthetists.

“As the healthcare industry is one sixth of our economy, there are a lot of job opportunities in this sector. However, these jobs often go unfilled because there is a gap between what the job requires and the skills applicants have. This is why I have always supported traineeship programs like this one because they help people get skills quickly so they can enter the workforce and bring more pay home for their families,” said Senator Manchin. “I am glad HHS has decided to invest in West Virginia’s nursing industry, and I will work hard to bring more opportunities like this to all of West Virginia’s industries.”

“Nurses are essential to providing quality health care in all areas of our state,” Senator Capito said. “These men and women are on the front lines in ensuring West Virginians remain healthy, and this funding will support the specialized training they need to continue their important work.”