Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program

HRSA-17-063 | Bureau of Health Workforce

Application Accepted: 09/15/2016 to 11/18/2016

Projected Award Date: 07/01/2017

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Estimated Number of Awards:N/A

Program Description:

The program increases access to high quality, culturally-aligned registered nurse providers that reflect the diversity of the communities in which they serve. We assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become registered nurses. We facilitate diploma or associate degree-registered nurses to become baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses, and prepare practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education.

NWD strengthens and expands the comprehensive use of evidence-based strategies shown to increase the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in schools of nursing.

Additional Eligibility

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other private or public non-profit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary.

  • Eligible faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, and Tribes and Tribal Organizations can apply for these funds.
  • For-profit entities are not eligible under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA).
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply for these funds. See Section III-1 of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information.