This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP).
Through the expansion of experiential training opportunities in nurse-led community-based settings, the purpose of this mobile health training program is to increase and strengthen the diversity, education, and training of the nursing workforce to provide culturally aligned quality care in rural and underserved areas where there are health care disparities related to access and delivery of care. This program will provide enhanced education and training opportunities within collaborative, reciprocal partnerships, utilizing community-based, nurse-led mobile units. This program aims to strengthen the capacity of nursing students to address and manage Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and improve health equity for vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas. The NEPQR-MHTP aims to expand on the nursing education provided by emphasizing leadership and effective communication skills as well as innovative technological methods (i.e. telehealth) to deliver quality care in a rural or underserved environment.
In accordance with Section 831(f) of PHS Act, eligible entities are an accredited school of nursing as defined in section 801(2), a health care facility, including federally qualified health centers or nurse-managed health clinics, or a partnership of such a school and facility.
Schools of nursing affiliated with the proposed project must be accredited. Applicants must provide documentation of current accreditation by a national nurse education accrediting agency or a state agency by the U.S. Department of Education as Attachment 10. Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
In addition to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau may apply. Tribes and Tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible. Foreign entities are not eligible for this HRSA award.
A trainee receiving support from grant funds under this program must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to participate.
Michelle U. Osborne, MSN, RN, FNP-BC