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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Simulation Education 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
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 1, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Kirk Koyama, MSN, RN, PHN, CNS

For grants management or budget questions:
Jacqueline Dickerson


This program (Short Title: NEPQR SET) provides funding to enhance nursing education and strengthen the nursing workforce through experiential learning opportunities, including the use of simulation-based technology to improve the health of patients, families, and communities in rural and medically underserved areas experiencing diseases and conditions that affect public health. Diseases and conditions may include high burden of stroke, heart disease, behavioral and mental health, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, and obesity.

Priority areas include:

  • Provide education in new technologies, including distance learning methodologies
  • Provide care for underserved populations and other high-risk groups such as the elderly, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, individuals with substance use disorder, the homeless, and victims of domestic violence
  • Provide coordinated care, and develop other skills needed to practice in existing and emerging organized healthcare systems
  • Improve the retention of nurses, and enhance patient care that is directly related to nursing activities, by enhancing collaboration and communication among nurses and other healthcare professionals, and also by promoting nurse involvement in the organizational and clinical decision making processes of a healthcare facility

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, healthcare facilities, and partnerships of schools and facilities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Cardiovascular disease · HIV and AIDS · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mental health · Mortality · Nurses · Obesity and weight control · Public health

Organizations (2)

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