A new funding opportunity from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Pathway to Registered Nurse Program — aims to create a pathway from academic training to clinical practice through the creation and implementation of licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse to registered nurse bridge programs and employment of clinical nurse faculty.
HRSA will award approximately $8.9 million to up to eight cooperative agreements over a period of four years. Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing such as baccalaureate nursing programs and community colleges that train associate degree nurses, health care facilities, including federally qualified health centers, or nurse-managed health clinics or a partnership of such a school and facility.
The application deadline is April 27. More information is available on the HRSA website.