The purpose of the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)- Registered Nurse Training Program (RNTP) is to enhance nursing education and practice to increase the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings to address and manage social determinant of health factors and improve health equity and health literacy in underserved areas. This program aims to advance the health of patients, families, and communities and improve health outcomes by strengthening the capacity and skillset of undergraduate student nurses (including underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities) prepared to provide high quality culturally sensitive care in underserved communities
In accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 296p (section 831(f) of the PHS Act), eligible entities include accredited schools of nursing, as defined by 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 an accredited public or private non-profit school. Applicants must provide documentation of current accreditation by a national nurse education accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education as Attachment 1. Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
In addition to entities in the 50 states, entities in 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.
Kirk Koyama, MSN, RN, PHN, CNS