Program Description

The Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) program supports projects that implement and test creative academic-practice partnership models aimed at improving the didactic and experiential training for advance practice nursing students in primary care settings located in underserved and rural settings.

General Program Requirements

The ANE program supports partnerships formed between academic institutions and primary care practice sites in order to improve experiential training and competencies for students and preceptors.

ANE applicants must create academic-practice partnerships and utilize these partnerships to develop new strategies and models for preparing graduate nursing students to address the unique, medically-complex needs of rural and underserved populations. This must include a definitive, measurable plan to facilitate the meaningful exchange of information between programs of nursing and primary care practice sites that serve underserved and rural populations. This meaningful exchange of information will highlight any gaps in student preparation and preceptor knowledge and skills and lead to recommendations to resolve these training gaps.

ANE applicants must:

  • Establish or enhance academic-practice partnerships between at least one school of nursing and two or more primary care facilities that are located in underserved and/or rural settings;
  • Establish formal, ongoing feedback mechanisms between schools and practice sites to yield enhanced curriculum and a meaningful training experience by assessing advanced practice students' knowledge, skills, and abilities and identifying specific training gaps to inform improvements to current curriculum and clinical training; and
  • Assessing preceptor competencies, identifying specific training gaps, and providing the necessary training to improve preceptor knowledge and skills; and
  • Expand clinical training opportunities in primary care settings located in underserved and/or rural settings and place advanced practice nursing students in these practice sites.
  • And meet other program requirements as specified in Funding Opportunity Announcement(s)

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, please go to the HRSA Open Opportunities page.

Program Contact Information

Janice Young
Nurse Consultant
(301) 443-6739

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.247
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)8735
Length of Program3 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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