SAN MARCOS, Texas -- A huge donation has been given to the nursing program at Texas State University.
The school announced Monday that St. David's Foundation approved a $2 million grant to help Texas State University grow its nursing program and establish a Master of Science in the field.
According to a press release from the school, the gift is "contingent on the university receiving approval from the Texas Board of Nursing and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools."
The release says students pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing will have to complete a 21-month, five semester program. Nurses who already have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will then be able to apply as an entry level Nurse Practitioner.
"Texas State and the St. David’s Foundation share a common commitment to improving the health and well-being of the people who live in Central Texas," said Texas State University President Denise Trauth. "As the school of nursing was founded to help address the shortage of nurses in Texas, this new Master of Science in Nursing program will help us address one of our state’s most critical issues — a dearth of healthcare providers."