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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.359
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 29, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carolyn Nganga-Good

For grants management or budget questions:
Barbara Ellis


This program provides funding for partnerships between academic nurse training programs and community-based primary care facilities to create training programs designed to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses to practice at the full scope of their license. Applicants must emphasize chronic disease prevention and control, to include mental health and substance abuse conditions, in all aspects of the program. Priority will be given to projects that benefit rural and underserved populations or that meet state and local public health department needs.

Programs are required to:

  • Recruit primary care-oriented undergraduate nursing students most committed to practicing in non-institutional settings to improve access in medically underserved communities
  • Provide clinical training experiences for undergraduate nursing students in community-based primary care
  • Deliver continuing education opportunities in primary care for currently practicing RNs, clinical preceptors, and faculty
  • Enhance didactic and clinical training curricula to integrate primary care, population health, and interprofessional education
  • Identify a full time partnership liaison as a formal facilitator between academia and clinical partners.

Eligible lead applicants include schools of nursing, healthcare facilities, or partnerships between schools of nursing and healthcare facilities. Tribes and Tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $700,000 per year for 4 years
Number of awards: up to 12
Total funding available: $30,100,000

Application process

Links to the program guidance and electronic application are available through

Tagged as
Healthcare facilities · Networking and collaboration · Nurses · Primary care

Organizations (3)

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