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MSU, Kitchen Inc. partnership awarded $487K

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The Missouri Foundation for Health has awarded Missouri State University's Kathryn Hope, professor and head of the department of nursing, and Susan Berg, professor and director of the family nurse practitioner program, a $487,681 grant to fund the MSU Care program, a partnership between MSU and the Kitchen Inc.

“MSU Care is an exciting project that allows a collaborative effort with the Kitchen Clinic to address the learning needs of students, as well as the primary health care needs of the uninsured in the area,” Hope said in the release.

The grant will fund two additional exam rooms and two clinic faculty members to provide primary care four days a week at the clinic, the release said.

The MSU Care program has two purposes - to increase enrollment in the Missouri State family nurse practitioner program by adding nurse practitioner faculty and clinical sites, and to enhance the program's curriculum by allowing work to be done to serve the health care of the underserved.

"This grant allows all of our family nurse practitioner students to have a clinical rotation at the Kitchen Clinic, providing care to patients that would otherwise be turned away,” Berg said in the release.

The Kitchen Clinic comprises both medical and dental assistance for individuals and families in rough economic situations.

MSU's family nurse practitioner program was started in 1996.[[In-content Ad]]

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