California Workforce Education and Training Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The California Workforce Education and Training (WET) program provides funding to educational and/or medical institutions to develop and expand training programs for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) students in California. The program seeks to increase the number of PMHNPs prepared to work in California's public mental health system (PMHS). Grants are awarded under two funding categories:
- New PMHNP training program grants provide funding to offset the costs associated with achieving accreditation by June 30, 2023.
- PMHNP expansion program grants support training programs that are permanently expanding the number of PMHNP student training positions. Programs may be one to three years in length.
Program activities include, but are not limited to:
- Adding PMHS PMHNP field placements
- Recruiting PMHNP students who can provide care in line with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) vision and values
- Recruiting culturally diverse PMHNP students who can provide culturally competent care
- Increasing the number of training hours PMHNP students receive in the PMHS
- Providing clinical supervision leading to national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing and/or American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Revising curriculum to include the MHSA core values
- Encouraging PMHNP students to continue working in the PMHS after completing their field placement requirements
Eligible applicants for the New PMHNP training program grant are programs that:
- Have not received or will seek accreditation from either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation and approval from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
- Have not enrolled their first cohort
- Have not received previous PECE funding
Eligible applicants for the PMHNP expansion program grant must:
- Have received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approval from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
- Enroll additional PMHNP students before July 1, 2021
Approximately $18,000,000 in state funding is available to support PECE, which includes this opportunity and the Psychiatric Residency program.
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.