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Deadline: January 25, 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program

The Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program supports innovative academic-practice partnerships to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to practice in rural and underserved settings through academic and clinical training. The partnerships support traineeships as well as academic-practice program infrastructure funds to schools of nursing and their practice partners who deliver longitudinal primary care clinical training experiences with rural and/or underserved populations for selected students in primary care nurse practitioners (NP), primary care clinical nurse specialists (CNS), and/or nurse-midwives programs and facilitate program graduates’ employment in those settings.

In order to meet the purpose of the ANEW Program, successful applicants will:

  • Establish or enhance at least one academic-practice partnership between schools of nursing and primary care practice sites in rural and/or underserved settings, and include an ongoing feedback mechanism
  • Recruit, train, develop, support, and evaluate preceptors as program partners to enhance clinical and didactic nursing education
  • Provide longitudinal immersive clinical training experiences (e.g., 3-6 months) with rural and/or underserved populations for nursing students enrolled in accredited primary care NP, primary care CNS, and/or nurse-midwife programs
  • Provide traineeship funds to nursing students enrolled in accredited primary care NP, primary care CNS, and nurse-midwife programs who are placed in primary care practice sites, with a focus on underserved and/or rural populations, for longitudinal (e.g., 3-6 months), immersive clinical training
  • Implement strategies to connect program graduates to primary care employment with rural and/or underserved populations
  • Collaborate regularly during the project period with other ANEW Program grant recipients and participate in HRSA-driven program evaluations during and upon completion of the project period

Amount: A total of $31,800,000 is available for up to 50 awards ranging to up to $700,000 per year (including up to $350,000 per year for traineeship funds). The project period is for two years.

Eligibility: Entities that provide registered nurses (RN) with training that leads to master’s and/or doctoral degrees that prepare nurses to serve as primary care nurse practitioners, primary care clinical nurse specialists, and nurse-midwives. Applicants may include accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities authorized by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that confer degrees to RNs for primary care NP, primary care CNS, or nurse-midwife education. Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Native American organizations, and faith-based or community-based organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289064

Note: A technical assistance webinar will be held on November 9, 2016 to help applicants understand, prepare, and submit an application.

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