A Flint nursing program is receiving a financial boost that aims to fill a health care employment gap.
The University of Michigan-Flint is one of three schools in the state to receive nearly $700,000 dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The money is to support registered nurses becoming nurse practitioners.
The grant will provide about a third of the incoming students with enough money to pay for a year's tuition and fees.
Connie Creech is the director of Flint's graduate nursing program.