Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
09/11/2015 to 11/20/2015

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This announcement solicits applications for the FY 2016 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) program.  The purpose of the NAT award is to provide traineeship support for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in an accredited graduate-level nurse anesthesia program.  Traineeship grants are awarded to accredited institutions that educate registered nurses to become nurse anesthetists and gives funding preference and special consideration to schools whose graduates work in areas that address rural, underserved and public health nursing needs.  The awards support all or part of the costs of tuition, books/e-Books, fees and reasonable living expenses (stipends) of the individual during the traineeship.  NAT funds are awarded to institutions, not individuals.

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants are education programs that provide registered nurses with full-time nurse anesthesia education, and are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Such programs may include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities authorized by the Secretary to confer degrees to registered nurses for full-time nurse anesthesia education. 

In addition to the 50 States, only 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 are eligible to apply under this funding opportunity announcement.  Federally recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.

Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

Schools of Nursing

Nursing programs, eligible entities and CRNA degree-conferring institutions must be accredited for the purpose of nursing education.

School of nursing programs must be accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.  Nurse anesthesia programs must be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) all required accreditation documentation must be clearly documented as Attachment 1 and submitted with this application. (See additional information in Section Attachments)


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Karen Breeden, MPA

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