U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships
The Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program seeks to increase the number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) providing care, especially to rural and underserved populations. To achieve this purpose in a timely and effective manner, the NAT Program provides support to full-time nurse anesthetist trainees, through educational institutions, to reduce the financial burden on students. Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Programs will educate eligible beneficiaries (students-trainees who are Registered Nurses) to graduate and become CRNAs. Awarded institutions disburse funds to eligible beneficiaries (students-trainees) in the form of traineeship support (full or partial costs of the tuition and fees, any required books/e-books, and stipends for reasonable living expenses).
Amount: Approximately $2,250,000 is available to make up to 80 awards. Awards will be distributed among all eligible institutions based on a formula calculation using data supplied by applicants in the NAT Program Specific Data Forms (see solicitation for details).
Eligibility: Schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities determined appropriate.
Applicants must be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs at the time of application, and for the duration of the award, to provide registered nurses with full-time anesthetist education.
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