American Indians into Nursing

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) 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

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

This notice of funding opportunity 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: $1,686,706

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Notice of Funding Opportunity

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C.

Section 1616e(a), 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 practitioner programs, that are provided by any public or private institution.

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.

Current American Indians into Nursing awardees 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.

Please see the full Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register for full eligibility details.

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