Health Resources and Services Administration
Attention institutions of higher education, community-based healthcare organizations, elected officials, and school districts! The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has various upcoming opportunities for healthcare professional training programs. While the specific goals of these programs differ, the overarching goal is to provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This announcement features three forecasted opportunities specifically focused on nursing for rural and underserved communities. Upcoming posts throughout July will feature opportunities for training related to nursing, residency, secondary education outreach, and substance abuse.
About the agency
HRSA programs provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This includes programs that deliver health services to people with HIV, pregnant people, mothers and their families, those with low incomes, residents of rural areas, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and those otherwise unable to access high-quality health care. HRSA programs also support health infrastructure, including through training of health professionals and distributing them to areas where they are needed most, providing financial support to health care providers, and advancing telehealth. In addition, HRSA oversees programs for providing discounts on prescription drugs to safety net providers, facilitating organ, bone marrow, and cord blood transplantation, compensating individuals injured by vaccination, and maintaining data on health care malpractice payments.
As part of a series, funding Friday will highlight HRSA opportunities focused on training for the healthcare workforce, both available and forecasted. This week starts with training opportunities for nursing, managed by the Division of Nursing and Public Health, featuring the following forecasted opportunities currently projected with January 2023 deadlines:
- Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), focuses on increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty nationwide by funding accredited schools of nursing to establish and operate a student loan fund for students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs and who are committed to become nurse faculty.
- Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW), supports academic clinical partnerships that educate and graduate primary care Nurse Practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives who are academically and clinically prepared for transition to practice in rural and underserved communities. The goal of the program is to increase access to needed primary medical care for these populations.
- Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (NAT), aims to increase the number of new Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists nationwide and to prepare them to provide care and practice in rural and underserved communities.