Department of Health and Human Services: Advanced Nursing Education Workforce
The Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program supports innovative academic-practice partnerships to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students through academic and clinical training for practice with a focus on rural and underserved populations. The partnerships support traineeships as well as academic-practice program infrastructure for schools of nursing and their practice partners to deliver longitudinal primary care clinical training experiences with rural and/or underserved populations for selected advanced practice nurse practitioner (NP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and nurse-midwifery students in primary care programs. The partnerships will also help link program graduates to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Workforce Connector and other existing support resources so they can find employment in rural and underserved community-based settings.
The ANEW program creates a pipeline from Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) student clinical experiences in rural and/or underserved areas to post-graduation employment in those same settings. Research has shown that providing nursing students with longitudinal primary care clinical training experiences in rural and/or underserved areas can align their intentions for professional practice with their clinical experiences. With this training, the nursing students get experience with critical health issues in their communities and in the critical technology used in current practice. As a result, clinical practice facilities are more apt to hire these graduates who are familiar with their practice culture and processes.
Amount: A total of $37,250,000 is estimated to be available to make approximately 53 awards up to $700,000 each for a period of four years.
Eligibility: Accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, HRSA supported health centers, and other private or public nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply, if otherwise eligible.
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