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Grants for APRN Education
Training to provide primary care in underserved areas
Our October issue discussed the innovative nurse practitioner residency program recently established by UCSF and the VA. Since then, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a new $30.8 million federal grant program to promote other academic-practice partnerships for nursing education.
The funding opportunity, announced in October for the 2017 fiscal year, is called the ANEW (Advanced Practice Nursing Education Workforce) Program. ANEW funds will be used to establish or support traineeships for graduate-level nursing students in clinical settings that provide primary care for medically underserved and/ or rural populations. The goal, says HRSA, is to “prepare nurses to serve as primary care nurse practitioners, primary care clinical nurse specialists and nurse-midwives.” Only nonprofit entities are eligible to apply for grants. ANEW grantees from previous years may apply for the 2017 program so long as the new funds are used for a different project. HRSA expects to award about 50 grants in all.
Two local schools received grants under the 2016 ANE program: the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles and Loma Linda University School of Nursing. The application period for the 2017 ANEW Program closes on January 25. For further information, visit www.grants.gov and look up funding opportunity “HRSA-17-067.”
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This article is from workingnurse.com.