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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Veteran Nurses in Primary Care (VNPC) 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
Mar 8, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Marian Smithey, MSHP, RN

For grants management or budget questions:
Barbara Ellis


The Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Veteran Nurses in Primary Care (VNPC) Training Program offers grants to recruit and train military veteran nursing students to practice at the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. In addition, the VNPC Training Program will provide professional development opportunities and educational support for practicing Registered Nurses/preceptors aimed at developing primary care expertise and skill sets to provide high-quality care that addresses the unique needs of veterans.

The NEPQR-VNPC Training Program specifically targets undergraduate nursing students and current primary care RNs who are veterans. The goals of the program are:
  • To achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to deliver value-based primary care
  • Improve the distribution of the nursing workforce
  • Increase access to care
  • Improve population health outcomes by strengthening the capacity for basic nurse education and practice

Preference will be given to applicants with projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.


Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, healthcare facilities, or a partnership of a school and facility.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 9
Estimated total program funding: $4,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Healthcare facilities · Networking and collaboration · Nurses · Primary care · Public health · Veterans

Organizations (3)

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