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Article 6. Grants for Worksite-Based Training Programs

(a) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall award grants to community college districts for the purpose of developing curricula and pilot programs that provide training to licensed nurses, including, but not necessarily limited to, training in the following nursing specialty areas:

(1) Critical care.

(2) Emergency.

(3) Obstetrics.

(4) Pediatrics.

(5) Neonatal intensive care.

(6) Operating room.

(b) A grant application shall include all of the following:

(1) Demonstration that a shortage of trained nurses in the areas listed in subdivision (a) exists in the region served by the applicant and a description of the manner in which the proposed program would reduce that shortage.

(2) Identification of hospital partners that have agreed to participate in the development of curricula and pilot programs.

Participation by hospital partners shall include a one-to-one match in the form of any one or combination of the following:

(A) Direct financial support.

(B) Tuition, fee, or other reimbursement of students.

(C) Involvement of salaried nurse mentors, clinical nurse specialists, or other specialty prepared staff.

(D) Provision of paid clinical experiences for program participants.

(E) Use of equipment for training purposes.

(c) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall verify the grant agreement between local community college districts and their hospital partners, including the specific form of the one-to-one matching contribution described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b).

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 514, Sec. 1.)