Nursing program awarded $211,855 grant for education

December 20, 2023

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Information
Crowder College

RE: Crowder Nursing awarded $211,855 nursing grant for education

Neosho, MO – Crowder College has been awarded $211,855 for nursing education as part of a $5M grant to Missouri colleges for healthcare education. The award was announced yesterday by Governor Mike Parson.

“We are grateful for the grant and the assistance it will provide,” stated Sandra Wilson, Director of Nursing and Division Chair, Crowder College. “We are one of only three associate degree colleges receiving this funding.”

The grant will provide professional development and retention incentives for nursing faculty to attain advanced nursing degrees as well as marketing of the profession to ensure the public is aware of career opportunities. 

Crowder College offers nursing programs at Neosho, Cassville, McDonald County and Nevada locations. The programs offer a competitive admissions process and will accept up to 150 students each year. The traditional program is four semesters in length with successful completers eligible to take the NCLEX State Board Exam in compliance with State Board of Nursing requirements.

Due to the high demand of nursing graduates Crowder College applied to have the tuition and common fees covered by the Missouri A+ Scholarship program. This allows a nursing student to have all tuition and common fees paid by the state upon meeting the requirements. This savings alone is worth nearly $15,000 at today’s tuition rate.

For more information about the nursing program at Crowder College, visit our website:


Please contact my office if you have additional questions.

Cindy Brown
Director of Public Information
Crowder College
P: 417.455.5540 | E:

Last Updated on December 20, 2023 by Cindy