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Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration

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AACN applauds the announcement made by United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius that recognized the academic-practice partnerships to receive support through the Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. GNE is a new funding stream dedicated to advanced practice nursing education that was created through the Affordable Care Act. Read more...

Under the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will provide reimbursement to the 5 hospitals listed below, for the reasonable cost of providing clinical training to advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students added as a result of the demonstration. For more information, visit

Learn more about the five awardees:

participating schools of NUrsing


Arizona State University
Grand Canyon University
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona


Rush University

North Carolina

Duke University


Drexel University
Gwynedd-Mercy College
La Salle University
Neumann University
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Pennsylvania
Villanova University
Widener University


Prairie View A&M University
Texas Woman's University
University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston