Through our nursing grants and cooperative agreements, we support nursing education and practice.

Which nursing programs do we fund?

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW)

We support advanced nursing education programs for registered nurses preparing to become primary care nurse practitioners, primary care clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives. 

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT)

We fund traineeships for enrolled registered nurses to practice as primary care providers and/or nursing faculty.

Advanced Nursing Education (ANE)

We support advanced nursing education programs for registered nurses preparing to become nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse administrators, and other specialties requiring advanced education.

  • Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE)
    We support accredited nursing programs, health care entities and other relevant public or private non-profit entities that increase the number of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and forensic nurses trained and certified to conduct sexual assault nurse examinations.

    As part of the program, awardees form partnerships to support training, participant recruitment, training access, practice experience opportunities, and practice retention efforts.

  • Advanced Nursing Education – Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR)
    We support clinical and academic-focused, 12-month Nurse Practitioner Residency (NPR) programs that prepare new nurse practitioners (NPs) for primary care practice in community-based settings with a preference for those projects that benefit rural or underserved populations.

    For this program, NP specialties that have a primary care focus may include: Family, Adult Family, Adult-Gerontology, Pediatric, Women’s Health Care, Nurse Midwife, Psychiatric Mental Health, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Family.

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT)

We support increasing access to nurse anesthetist care for underserved populations who are underrepresented in the health care workforce.

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)

We fund programs that support academic, service, and continuing education projects designed to enhance nursing education, improve the quality of patient care, increase nurse retention and strengthen the nursing workforce:

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR): Veterans’ Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program (VBSN)

We support projects that will build upon the unique leadership skills, abilities, and training that military veterans possess in order to reduce the burden of transitioning into professional nursing careers.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

We increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to teach at accredited schools of nursing to bolster the nursing workforce.

Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD)

We support projects that increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented among registered nurses.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2019