American Indians into Nursing

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the American Indians into Nursing cooperative agreement program.

The purpose of this IHS cooperative agreement is to augment the number of Registered Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Anesthetists

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who deliver health care services to AI/AN communities.

The primary objectives of this cooperative agreement grant award are to:
(1) recruit and train individuals to be Registered Nurses (Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)) and Advance Practice Nurses (Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)); (2) provide scholarships to individuals enrolled in schools of nursing to pay tuition, books, fees, and stipends for living expenses; (3) provide a program that encourages nurses (DNP, MSN, BSN, ADN) to provide or continue to provide, health care services in health care programs; and (4) provide a program that increases the skills of, and provides continuing education to nurses (Graduate and Undergraduate).
Related Programs

Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Indian Health Service

Estimated Funding: $1,669,697

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Funding Opportunity Announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants Schools of nursing providing nursing education and conferring degrees are eligible for this award: A.

Accredited Public or Private schools of nursing, B.

Accredited Tribally controlled community colleges and Tribally controlled post-secondary vocational institutions (as defined in section 390(2) of the Tribally Controlled Vocational Institutions Support Act of 1990 (20 U.S.C.

2397h(2)), or C.

Nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioner programs that are provided by any public or private institution.


In accordance with the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), funding preference will be given to applicants who have: A.

Programs that provide a preference to Indian students.


Programs that train nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurse anesthetist.


Programs that are interdisciplinary with other health professional students such as medicine, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health students.


Programs that are conducted in cooperation with a center for gifted and talented Indian students established under section 5324 (a) of the Indian Education Act of 1988.

If an eligible organization claims preference in order to be given priority, the organization must submit verifying documentation.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Paul GettysGrant Systems CoordinatorPhone 301-443-2114

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