The United Health Foundation has awarded a $2.3 million grant to Milwaukee Area Technical College to double the size of its registered nursing program over the next three years and help address the state’s nursing shortage. Over the next three years, the United Health Foundation grant will help MATC double enrollment beginning in fall 2017, increase capacity to graduate an additional 100 students by year three, hire 16 new nursing program instructors, support recruitment of low-income students and assist with placement services once students graduate. The MATC is matching the United Health Foundation grant to expand the number of tutors, teaching assistants and other support services to students. As a result of these goals, the program’s capacity will be increased to meet the anticipated demand for registered nurses in Wisconsin, the groups said.