The purpose of the Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program is to provide traineeship support for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in a masters or doctoral nurse anesthesia program. Traineeships will pay all or part of the costs of the tuition, books, fees, and the reasonable
living expenses of the individual during the period for which the traineeship is provided. This program is authorized by Title VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, Section 811(a)(2), (42 U.S.C.
296j(a)(2)), as amended by Section 5308 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-14 8.