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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Registered Nurse Training Program

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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
Aug 19, 2022

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

For grants management or budget questions:
Nandini Assar, PhD


Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Registered Nurse Training Program (RNTP) provides funding to enhance nursing education and practice to advance the health of patients, families, and communities and improve health outcomes. The overall goal is to increase the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings to address and manage social determinant of health (SDOH) factors and improve health equity and health literacy in rural and underserved areas.

Program objectives include:

  • Develop or enhance the capacity of undergraduate student nurses to address complex care needs aimed at improving health outcomes, health equity, and access
  • Address critical gaps in the acute care nursing workforce and needs for patients who are disproportionately burdened by COVID-19, health inequities, limited access to technology, and the SDOH
  • Enhance current curriculum and experiential learning opportunities that integrate SDOH concepts and health equity and provide a foundation for undergraduate nursing students to develop critical thinking skills, provide culturally sensitive care, and effective communication
  • Increase the distribution and diversity of the nursing workforce by recruiting, training, or employing, as applicable, individuals who will serve in underserved communities as integral members of interprofessional care teams
  • Develop a nursing workforce that addresses the needs of populations being served

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing; healthcare facilities, including Federally Qualified Health Centers; and nurse-managed health clinics, or partnerships of schools and facilities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $350,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $4,750,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health disparities · Health literacy · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Nurses · Social determinants of health

Organizations (3)

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