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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Simulation Education Training Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.359
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 3, 2023

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Felicia Peterson

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William Weisenberg
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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. Funding should expand the capacity of nurses to advance the health of patients, families, and communities in rural or medically underserved areas experiencing diseases and conditions such as stroke, heart disease, behavioral health, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, and obesity.

Program requirements:

  • Address critical skill gaps identified in clinical practice with the use of simulation-based technology for care and treatment of communities, patients/populations that are disproportionately burdened by health inequities and access to care. Simulation based training must include:
    • Collaborative interprofessional team-based care
    • Integration of International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning competencies
    • Populations at highest risk of low health literacy
    • Integration of health equity as it relates to at least two of the following clinical priorities areas:
      1. Behavioral/mental health
      2. Maternal and child health
      3. Homelessness
      4. Survivors of domestic abuse
      5. HIV/AIDS
      6. Aging populations
  • Allocate funds for an academic nursing faculty/coordinator(s) to support best practice simulation scenarios
  • Establish or enhance strategic academic-practice partnerships to inform simulation scenarios
  • Recruit and retain clinical faculty/preceptors to facilitate clinical and simulation training
  • Increase the diversity of nursing students and faculty by recruiting students and faculty from diverse populations, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities

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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 22
Estimated total program funding: $10,500,000

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 · Networking and collaboration · Nurses · Obesity and weight control · Public health

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