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What is the HRSA grant?

In 2019, the Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) received a $2.8 million grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) funding support, GVSU is educating, training, and will graduate 20 Doctor of Nursing Practice students who come from rural and underserved areas and are committed to providing health care in their communities. In order to better prepare students for Nurse Practitioner careers in their communities, KCON has developed partnerships with McLaren Health Care (MHC) and Mercy Health Muskegon (MHM). Both health care systems worked with KCON to recruit nurses for the program.

Other key components of the HRSA grant are the co-design of clinical education with practice partners, an emphasis on the use of technology to enhance care delivery, and the integration of mental health into primary care.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $700,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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