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St. John Fisher to expand nursing program

St. John Fisher will be expanding the Wegmans School of Nursing program.

The college was awarded a $471,155 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program. The BHWET program works to inflate the mental health and substance abuse workforce to serve at-risk youth. St. John Fisher intends to expand this workforce by offering more education and clinical training for behavioral health professionals.

“This major federal award for St. John Fisher is yet another example of the important work happening right here in our community,” Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, said in a statement. “Increasing the number of behavioral health counselors who are properly trained to provide effective mental health services to the people who need them is vitally important. I congratulate St. John Fisher and am proud to announce this federal funding.”

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