Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program
Nursing Workforce Diversity Grants (NWD) provide funding to schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, and state or local governments to establish and/or operate scholarship or stipend programs aimed at increasing nursing education opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Priority is given to projects in which students receive training at a site serving rural or underserved populations.
Applicants must provide the following:
- Student scholarships or stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program
- Student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities
Underrepresented minorities include Black or African
Americans, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska
Native, and native Hawaiians.
Eligible applicants are:
- Schools of nursing
- Nursing centers
- Academic health centers
- State or local governments
- Tribes and tribal organizations
- Other private or public entities determined appropriate by the Secretary, including faith-based and community-based organizations
Schools of nursing providing formal degree programs must be accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Estimate average size of awards:
Expected number of awards: 25
Project period: 4 years
Total funding available: $12,500,000
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.