American Indians into Nursing

PurposeOur purpose is to recruit, retain, graduate, and increase the number of registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners who deliver health care services to AI/AN communities.

Our primary objectives are to:• recruit and train Indian people in nursing fields•


increase the skills of, and provide continuing education to nurses and advanced practice nursesRequired activities• Recruit and train AI/AN people to become baccalaureate-prepared nurses and advanced practice nurses; nurse midwives; and nurse practitioners• Provide a scholarship program that encourages registered nurses and advanced practice nurses to provide or continue to provide health care services to AI/AN communities• Provide scholarships to AI/AN people to cover tuition, books, fees, room and board, stipend for living expenses, or other expenses related to baccalaureate-level nursing or advanced practice nursing programs• Develop and maintain nursing education programs and recruit people to become registered nurses and advanced practice nurses who will provide services to AI/AN people
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: $1,889,986

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Only these types or organizations may apply: • Accredited public or private schools of nursing • Accredited Tribally controlled community colleges • Accredited Tribally controlled post-secondary vocational institutions • Nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioner programs that are provided by any public or private institution Other eligibility criteria • All schools of nursing must be fully accredited without restrictions at the time of application 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.

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