"I recognized a need for healthcare services for veterans that would help bridge the relationship between them and the healthcare provider," said Kevin Emmons, a Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden clinical associate professor and a U.S. Army veteran who currently serves as a member of the Army Reserve. Learn about the new Rutgers University-Camden program designed to train military veterans for careers as nurses who will care for other veterans.
Social and digital media platforms present a great opportunity to recognize the compassionate work of nurses. Commissioned by Johnson & Johnson Nursing, 5BFilm highlights the remarkable story of the brave nurses and caregivers who cared for patients in the first AIDS ward in the United States. Learn more about these incredible nurses here. Follow the film on Twitter and share across social media with the hashtag #NursesChangeLives.
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: House Subcommittee to markup Title the VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act; the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps Service Recognition amendment advances; AACN endorses bill to help graduate nursing students; AACN attends Capitol Hill Briefing: and Improvements to Rural Health Care Through Patient-Centered Research.
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New Partnerships & Grant-funded Initiatives
The School of Nursing at North Dakota State University (NDSU) has received a 4-year, $1.5 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will allow NDSU and Essential Health to provide a DNP residency program to serve rural clinics. The first group of NDSU newly graduated family nurse practitioners will begin their residency in the fall. Read more >>
The Shepherd University School of Nursing (WV) has received a 4-year, $2.7 million Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used for an Innovative Modalities for Rural Nurse Practitioner Education and Collaboration to Transcend Health Disparities program designed to encourage advanced-practice nurses to work in rural West Virginia communities helping underserved populations. Read more >>
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to form a primary care workforce of practicing registered nurses who understand the unique needs of military veterans and are ready and willing to serve rural and underserved communities. Read more >>
Fairfield University and the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies has received a 4-year, $2.64 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will support the University’s Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery programs. The grant funds will also provide an opportunity for students to working in interprofessional teams and to incorporate evidence-based telehealth approaches In delivering care to underserved patients across the lifespan. Read more >>
Lincoln Memorial University-Caylor School of Nursing has received the largest grant in the history of the school, a 4-year, $1.9 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will support the university in promoting partnerships with primary care clinical facilities in rural and underserved areas while increasing the number of advanced practice nursing graduates. Read more >>