Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program

HRSA-17-064 | Bureau of Health Workforce

Application Accepted: 10/05/2016 to 12/05/2016

Projected Award Date: 07/01/2017

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Program Description:

This announcement solicits applications for the FY 2017 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) program.  Grants are awarded to accredited institutions that educate registered nurses to become nurse anesthetists; recipient institutions, in turn, disburse funds to students in the form of traineeship support.  Traineeships will pay full or partial costs of the tuition, books/e-books, fees, and the reasonable living expenses (stipends) of trainees during the period for which the traineeship is provided.  Funds appropriated for the NAT program are distributed among all eligible applicant institutions based on a formula.

Additional Eligibility

Eligible applicants are education programs that provide registered nurses with full-time nurse anesthesia education and are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Such programs may include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities authorized by the Secretary to confer degrees to registered nurses for full-time nurse anesthesia education.  Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations may apply for these funds if otherwise eligible. For-profit entities are not eligible under this FOA.  Individuals are not eligible to apply. Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities. In addition to entities in the 50 States, only entities in the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau may apply.   Schools of Nursing Nursing programs, eligible entities and CRNA degree-conferring institutions must be accredited for the purpose of nursing education. Schools of nursing affiliated with the proposed project that provide formal degree programs must be accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency or State approval agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education.    Nurse anesthesia programs must be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).  Applicants must submit an official letter of accreditation as proof of accreditation specifically stating that accreditation has been granted and the period of time covered by the accreditation as Attachment 1.

Contact Information

Karen Delia Breeden

KBreeden@hrsa.gov

Phone: 301-443-5787