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HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity to Address Nursing Gaps

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a new funding opportunity — the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Pathway to Registered Nurse Program — to create a pathway from academic training to clinical practice. This would be accomplished through the creation and implementation of licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse to registered nurse bridge programs and employment of clinical nurse faculty. 

HRSA will award approximately $8.9 million to up to eight cooperative agreements over a period of four years. Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing; nursing schools and hospitals should apply together as clinical partners.   

Applications are due by April 27. Additional details are available in the funding notice; technical assistance is available.