Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239 PD: Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN Phone: 541-503-7525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: ohsu.edu Funds requested: $3,979,632 Funding preference: Qualification 2. Benefitting underserved populations Funding priorities: Covid-19, Health Equity HHS Region: 10 Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing (SON) is requesting funding to develop and implement the Oregon Nursing Education Academy within an existing network of academic and clinical partners. The purpose of Oregon Nursing Education Academy is to recruit, retain, and educate nurses in Oregon and Health and Human Services Region 10 to serve as clinical nurse faculty and preceptors to increase the nursing workforce and improve health equity. The Oregon Nursing Education Academy goals, objectives, and activities specifically address all six address NEPQR-CFPA program requirements and expectations to address clinical nurse faculty and preceptors' educational needs. Our program is innovative as it expands on an existing nurse educator program that addresses health equity and SDOH and builds upon existing academic-clinical partnerships to improve the nursing workforce. Goal 1: Increase the nursing workforce by recruiting, training, and producing skilled qualified clinical nursing faculty and preceptors. Objective 1.1: Enhance existing academic and clinical partnerships to recruit, train and produce 13 clinical nursing faculty and 23 preceptors annually throughout the state of Oregon and Region 10. The project team will collaborate with the SON's main clinical and academic partners throughout the state of Oregon: Asante Health Systems, Salem Hospital, Grand Ronde Hospital, Sky Lakes Medical Center, OHSU Hospital and Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education. We project to recruit and train 155 participants over the grant period: 63 clinical faculty and 92 preceptors. Objective 1.2: Implement stra
tegies that provide academic, social, peer, and financial support for clinical nursing faculty and preceptors enrolled in the Oregon Nursing Education Academy to enhance retention. We will provide academic and career advising as well as monthly social and peer support meetings to support retention and socialization for all participants. We will provide financial support for tuition and fee and travel stipends to support attending required courses and social networking and peer support meetings. Objective 1.3: Develop and implement strategies with the partnership to facilitate employment opportunities for participants of the Oregon Nursing Education Academy. The project team will collaborate with academic and clinical partners to develop and implement strategies for enhanced employment opportunities for participants and career guidance to facilitate retention and post-graduate employment. Goal 2: Prepare nurses to serve as clinical nursing faculty and preceptors for newly hired or transitioning licensed nurses in a variety of care settings in rural and/or underserved areas. Objective 2.1: Implement the Master's of Nursing curriculum program for clinical nursing faculty enrolled in the Oregon Nursing Education Academy that addresses social determinants of health and health equity. Participants selected as clinical nurse faculty will receive training and curriculum development that integrates concepts of social determinants of health and health equity into educational design to improve health outcomes through nursing education. Objective 2.2: Implement a program of continuing education and selected Master's in Nursing education courses for preceptors enrolled in the Oregon Nursing Education Academy that addresses social determinants of health and health equity. Participants selected as preceptors will receive a combination of training and curriculum development that includes continuing education and two MNE course to facilitate education on clinical teac
hing and SDOH.