Education & Schools, Health & Mental Health, Workforce
Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship (ANE-NPRF) Program
The purpose of this program is to prepare new Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to effectively provide primary care by supporting the establishment, expansion and/or enhancement of existing community-based Nurse Practitioner (NP) residency and fellowship training programs that are accredited or in the accreditation process. The program also focuses on the integration of behavioral health and/or maternal health into primary care by training new primary care providers (adult, family, adult gerontology, pediatric and women’s health NPs), behavioral health providers (psychiatric/mental health NPs) and/or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) to transition from education completion to practice, in community-based settings. The applicant must train these postgraduate APRNs who will serve in primary care settings with a focus on improving access to quality healthcare for rural, urban, and tribal underserved populations.
Eligible entities are accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers (nurse managed health clinics/centers), academic health centers, state, or local governments and other nonprofit private or public entities determined appropriate by the HHS Secretary, such as Rural Health Clinics, FQHCs, or HRSA-supported health centers. Community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply, if otherwise eligible. Eligible applicants located in the 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, may apply for these funds.