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Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Offers funding to strengthen academic clinical partnerships and provide education and training to eligible nursing students, including aspiring nurse practitioners (NPs), primary care clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), or nurse-midwives (NMs). Addresses health professional shortages by supporting longitudinal clinical training experiences focused on providing care to rural and underserved populations.
Funds may be used to:
- Establish or improve one or more innovative academic clinical partnerships between nursing schools and clinical practice partners
- Organize and administer longitudinal clinical training experiences in community-based settings to advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students, including NPs, CNSs, and NMs
- Recruit, train, develop, support, and evaluate preceptors as program partners to improve clinical and didactic nursing education in community-based settings
- Link NP, CNS, and NM graduates with resources to help them secure employment in rural and underserved communities
- Develop the ability to monitor the career outcomes of nursing students after graduation to determine if graduates are continuing to practice in rural and underserved communities
Applicants are encouraged to address one of the following program priorities:
- Combating opioid use disorder and mental health issues
- Initiatives for improved care quality and delivery of value-based care
- Workforce transformation centered on targeting needs
- Childhood obesity
- Maternal mortality
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $700,000 per year,
including up to $350,000 per year for traineeship
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 53
Estimated total annual program funding: $37,250,000
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include:
- Accredited schools of nursing
- Nursing centers
- Academic health centers
- State or local governments
- HRSA-supported health centers
- Private or public nonprofit entities
- Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations
- Tribes and tribal organizations
Students eligible for ANEW traineeship support must:
- Be a licensed RN
- Be enrolled full- or part-time in an advanced nursing education program to become certified as an NP, a CNS, or an NM
- Be eligible to work in the U.S.
- Be a citizen of the U.S., a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., or a non-citizen national
- Maintain the predetermined academic standards of the recipient institution
Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to receive ANEW support.
Funding preference will be given to projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.
Applicants should indicate in Attachment 8 their request for funding preference based on rural, underserved, or public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.
Applicants interested in a rural funding preference can use the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer to determine whether a county or specific address is designated as rural for this funding opportunity.
Applicants interested in an underserved funding preference can use the Find Shortage Areas by Address tool to determine whether a specific address is located in a shortage area for this funding opportunity.
Applicants interested in a public health nursing needs in state or local health departments funding preference must complete ANEW Table 1, in the Appendix of the funding announcement, referring to the program's past performance in this area.
What This Program Funds
Application instructions, requirements, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement.
For additional information or technical
assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal
For programmatic or technical
Michael McCalla, MSHA
ANEW program contacts:
Janice B. Young, PhD, MPH, RN
Karen Delia Breeden, MPA
Past awards communities have received can be found on the program website by searching the program name "Advanced Nursing Education Workforce."
Communities who have received funding to address the healthcare needs in rural areas include:
- University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing received funding to increase access to behavioral care and opioid use disorder prevention, identification, and treatment for rural and underserved populations.
- Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University in McLean County received grant funds to offer primary care to rural and underserved communities via academic and clinical training and partnerships.
- Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing in New York was awarded funding to fulfill unmet healthcare needs by helping graduates gain employment in rural and underserved settings.
- Washington State Department of Corrections, Health Services Division in Thurston County received funding to address the opioid crisis and mental health issues by preparing NP students to offer OUD, chronic pain, and other healthcare services to rural and underserved communities.
- Washburn University of Topeka in Kansas received grant funds to train nurse practitioners to serve rural and underserved populations.
Topics This Program Addresses
Colleges and Universities • Education and Training • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology