Through our nursing grants and cooperative agreements, we support nursing education and practice.
Which Nursing Programs Do We Fund?
We support advanced nursing education programs for registered nurses preparing to become primary care nurse practitioners, primary care clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives.
We fund traineeships for enrolled registered nurses to practice as primary care providers and/or nursing faculty.
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.
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 two 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:
- Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration
- Nursing Education, Practice and Quality and Retention-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings Program
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.
We increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to teach at accredited schools of nursing to bolster the nursing workforce.
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.