The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced yet one more opportunity for funding in the field of nursing. Its Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program will award 50 grants to accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other nonprofit entities that show promising innovation in forming academic-practice partnerships that prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to work in rural and underserved settings. Requirements include:
- Forming or strengthening at least one academic-practice partnership
- Recruiting, training, developing, supporting, and evaluating preceptors as program partners
- Providing clinical training experiences with rural and/or underserved populations
- Providing traineeship funds to nursing students enrolled in accredited primary care Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nurse-Midwife programs
- Establishing channels to connect graduates with primary care employment connections serving rural/underserved populations.
Applicants may request up to $700,000 per year, including up to $350,000 per year for traineeship funds, during the two-year grant period (which begins July 1, 2017). Applications are due January 25, 2017.