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 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.

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.

Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program (ANE-NPRIP)

We support primary care or behavioral health nurse practitioners to work in communities.

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. They enhance nursing education, improve the quality of patient care, increase nurse retention and strengthen the nursing workforce:

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

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

We support accredited schools of nursing who recruit and train faculty, thereby increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty teaching and growing 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:  April 2020