Nursing programs receive two grants to support students
Dr. Kathryn Hope, head of the department of nursing at Missouri State University, received a grant for $249,393 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) – Health Resources and Service Administration for an advanced education nursing traineeship. One hundred percent of the project is being funded by DHHS.
This grant will help pay for tuition and fees and provide a stipend for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students enrolled in the master’s program.
“The purpose of the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) funding is to provide support for family nurse practitioner students so that they can be full-time students, with quicker time to graduation, and to promote programs that have a high success rate with producing FNP students who stay in areas of need and practice with underserved populations,” she said. “Our program has an emphasis on community-based primary care with a focus on underserved populations.”
This funding makes it easier for students to graduate in two years and be employed as family nurse practitioners while enrolled. The program has a strong record of producing quality practitioners, 90 percent of whom are still employed full-time in the region.
Hope also received a grant of $144,134 from the Missouri Department of Higher Education for the Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Capacity Initiative.
This second grant is made available in conjunction with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s Caring for Missourians Initiative and the Missouri Board of Nursing. The grant will be used to expand access to registered nurses who are completing their BSN in the online program.
For more information, contact Hope at (417) 836-5310.
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