HB2738 SFA Plymale #1
Senator Plymale moves to amend the Education committee amendment to the bill on page nine, section four, by striking out subsection (c) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“(c) In consultation with the board of directors of the West Virginia Center for Nursing, established pursuant to article seven-b, chapter thirty of this code, the commission shall administer a financial aid program designed to benefit nurses who practice in hospitals and other health care institutions or teach in state nursing programs. Awards shall be made as follows, subject to the terms of the rule provided for in this section:
(A) An award of at least $3,000 for a student in an approved LPN nursing program located in the state. The student shall be required to practice in West Virginia for at least one year;
(B) An award of at least $7,500 for a student who has completed half of an approved RN nursing program located in West Virginia. A recipient shall be required to teach or practice in West Virginia for at least two years.
(C) An award of at least $15,000 to a student in a nursing education master’s degree program or doctoral student in an approved nursing program located in West Virginia who shall be required to teach in the state for at least two years.”