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Nurse Education, Practice Quality and Retention Grants

$226,485,636

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS;PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: NEPQR
CFDA Number
93.359

Objectives: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP): Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Program: The IPCP: BHI Program was initiated in July 2016 to address the significant unmet need for behavioral health services in community-based primary care settings. The IPCP: BHI program expands evidence-based practices into nurse-led primary care teams to increase access to care, enhance care coordination and improve patient, family, and community outcomes in rural and underserved communities. Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program: The purpose of this four-year training program is to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams to increase access to care, with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions. The program aims to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing national public health issues, even the distribution of the nursing workforce, improve access to care and improve population health outcomes. Veteran Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program: The purpose of this three-year training program is to recruit and train veteran nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams to increase access to care, with an emphasis on veteran care, chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions. The program aims to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing veteran public health issues, as well as the distribution of the nursing workforce, improve access to care and improve population health outcomes. Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Program: this program was designed to increase enrollment, progression, and graduation of veterans from Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) programs. The program aimed to facilitate the transition of veterans into the field of professional nursing, while building upon skills, knowledge, and training acquired during their military service to increase employment opportunities.

 
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