CHA News Article

HRSA to Offer Grant Funding for Advanced Nursing Education

The Health Resources and Services Administration has announced a funding opportunity to support the enhancement of advanced nursing education and practice. It is anticipated that projects will develop and test innovative academic-practice partnership models for clinical training in graduate nursing education programs that prepare students to provide safe, quality care within the complex practice-based environment of the nation’s evolving health care system. Awardees will create one or more innovative partnerships between academic institutions and rural or underserved clinical practice sites to improve the quality of clinical sites and preceptors, improve preceptor training and promote students’ readiness to practice when they graduate.

Along with nonprofit health care facilities, eligible applicants include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities. The total amount allocated for the funding opportunity is $12.3 million, and applications are due Feb. 13, 2015.