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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: American Indians Into Nursing Program

Deadline: June 1, 2016

The mission of the Indian Health Services (IHS) is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS will provide grants and cooperative agreements to colleges, universities, and other entities to develop and maintain nursing education programs and recruit individuals to become registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners who will provide services to AI/AN people. The primary objectives of this cooperative agreement grant award are to:

  • Recruit and train AI/AN individuals to be registered nurses
  • Facilitate associate degree registered nurses becoming baccalaureate prepared registered nurses
  • Provide a program that prepares practicing registered nurses for advance nursing education
  • Provide a program that encourages registered nurses and advance practice nurses to provide or continue to provide, health care services to AI/NA communities
  • Provide scholarships to individuals that will cover tuition, books, fees, room and board, stipend for living expenses, or other expenses incurred in connection with nursing or advance practice nursing programs

Amount: $1,669,697 is available for approximately five awards ranging from $300,000-$400,000 each.

Eligibility: Accredited public or private schools of nursing; accredited Tribally controlled community colleges and Tribally controlled post-secondary vocational institutions; and nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioners programs, that are provided by any public or private institution.

This is a limited competition based on IHS geographically high need areas: Navajo Area (NM, AZ); Billings Area (MT, WY); Great Plains Area (SD, ND, NE, IA); Albuquerque Area (CO, NM, NV); and Phoenix Area (NV, UT, AZ).

Link: http://www.ihs.gov/dgm/includes/themes/newihstheme/display_objects/documents/2016-funding/HHS-2016-IHS-NU-0001.pdf

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