American Indians into Nursing

The purpose of this Indian Health Service cooperative agreement is to recruit, retain, graduate and increase the number of registered nurses, certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners who deliver health care services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

The primary objectives


of this cooperative agreement grant award are to:
(1) recruit and train AI/AN individuals to be registered nurses; (2) facilitate associate degree registered nurses becoming baccalaureate prepared registered nurses; (3) provide a program that prepares practicing registered nurses for advance nursing education; (4) provide a program that encourages registered nurses and advance practice nurses to provide or continue to provide, health care services to AI/AN communities; and (5) provide scholarships to individuals that will cover tuition, books, fees, room and board, stipend for living expenses, or other expenses incurred in connection with nursing or advance practice nursing programs.

The funding opportunity announcement solicits applications that provide a preference to AI/AN students and a curriculum with a rural health and public health focus.
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:
The following entities are eligible: (a) accredited public or private schools of nursing, (b) accredited Tribally controlled community colleges and Tribally controlled post-secondary vocational institutions, and (c) nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioners programs, that are provided by any public or private institution.

All schools of nursing must be fully accredited without restrictions by a national nurse educational accrediting body or state approval body recognized by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education.

The schools offering a degree in nurse midwifery must provide verification of accreditation by the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Tribally-controlled community colleges nursing programs and post-secondary vocational institutions must be fully accredited by an appropriate recognized nursing accrediting body without restrictions.

Current American Indians into Nursing grantees are eligible to apply for competing continuation funding under this announcement and must demonstrate that they have complied with previous terms and conditions of the American Indians into Nursing cooperative agreement in order to receive funding under this announcement.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Paul GettysGrant Systems CoordinatorPhone 301-443-2114

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