Nurse Education, Practice and Retention
funds academic and continuing education
projects that strengthen the nursing workforce and
improve nurse retention and quality of care.
Nursing Workforce Diversity funds
projects that increase nursing education opportunities
for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (including
racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among
registered nurses) through student stipends, pre-entry
preparation and retention activities in nursing schools,
pre-nursing programs and elementary and secondary
Comprehensive Geriatric Education funds
training, curriculum development, faculty development
and continuing education for nursing personnel who
care for the elderly.
Advanced Education Nursing funds
projects that enhance advanced nursing education and
practice in master's and doctoral programs, combined
RN/master's degree programs, post-nursing master's
certificate programs, or, in the case of nurse midwives,
certificate programs in existence as of November 12,
Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
supports individuals preparing to be nurse practitioners,
clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse
anesthetists, nurse educators, nurse administrators,
public health nurses, and other nurse specialists
requiring advanced education.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program funds
schools of nursing to establish and operate a loan
fund to assist registered nurses complete their education
to become nursing faculty. Loan recipients may
cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years in return
for serving full-time as faculty in any accredited
school of nursing.
Faculty Development: Integrated Technology
into Nursing Education and Practice funds
nursing collaboratives for faculty development in
the use of information and other technologies.
Page last updated: October 9, 2008