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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Pathway to Registered Nurse Program (PRNP)

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
Apr 27, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Michelle Osborne MSN, RN, FNP-BC

For grants management or budget questions:
Nandini Assar, PH.D.
301.443.4920 contact center:
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HRSA contact center:
TTY: 877.897.9910
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This program NEPQR-PRNP will provide funding to create a pathway from academic training to clinical practice through the creation and implementation of Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Bridge Programs and employment of Clinical Nurse Faculty.

Program objectives include:

  • Recruit LPN/LVN-RN undergraduate nursing students committed to practicing in medically underserved communities
  • Provide nursing students with longitudinal interprofessional team-based, clinical, and didactic training experiences along the practice continuum in community-based settings located in rural or underserved areas
  • Prepare program participants for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN)
  • Provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and support needed to successfully matriculate through innovative LPN/LVN-to-RN career ladder training programs

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing such as baccalaureate nursing programs and community colleges that train associate degree nurses, healthcare facilities, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, nurse-managed health clinics, and partnerships of schools and facilities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $8,900,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Health professions faculty · Health workforce education and training · Nurses

Organizations (2)

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