Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (NAT)

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
12/20/2019 to 03/06/2020

Estimated Award Date:

Estimated Award Amount:

Estimated Number of Awards:
80 awards

What is the program?

The Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program aims to increase the number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) providing care, especially to rural and underserved populations.

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary.

Applicants must be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs at the time of application, and for the duration of the award, to provide registered nurses with full-time anesthetist education.

Foreign entities are not eligible for this HRSA award.

Individuals are not eligible to apply to this NAT Program NOFO. Individuals must consult directly with the academic institution (not HRSA) regarding this program.

Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.

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.

Beneficiary (Student/Trainee) Eligibility Requirements

To receive NAT traineeship support from a recipient institution, a student/trainee must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited course of study leading to a graduate degree in nurse anesthesia
  • A citizen of the United States or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States, or a non-citizen national;
  • Eligible to sit for the national certification examination to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist upon program completion.

Note: Individuals on temporary student visas are not eligible to receive NAT traineeship support.

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Santhana Webb

Phone: (301) 443-3524

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