New Partnerships and Grant-Funded Initiatives

New Partnerships and Grant-Funded Initiatives

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July 2017

The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded a $1.4 million, two-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to fund through the Rural Academic Practice Partnership (RAPP) for Northeastern Minnesota. Under the grant, St. Scholastica will collaborate with Essentia Health to recruit primary care physicians to act as preceptors for nurse practitioners in training in rural communities. Read more more
 
Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing has received a $1.3 million federal grant to put nurse practitioner students to work in paid trainee positions with five health care center organizations in southeastern Georgia. The Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, this grant will pay registered nurses, who are studying for advanced nurse-practitioner degrees at Georgia Southern, to work with the five organizations, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers, during the students' required clinical practicums. Read more more
 
Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $1.4 million Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant from the Bureau of Health Workforce in the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The two-year grant will provide $700,000 per year to prepare students enrolled in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) sequence of the MCN graduate program to practice primary care in rural and underserved settings through academic and clinical training. Read more more
 
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has received three Nurse Support Program (NSP) II grants to fund new educational opportunities, including a DNP/PhD dual degree program, an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program, and expanded curricula in palliative care. The grants total more than $3 million and are funded by the Health Services Cost Review Commission of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Read more more
 
The Salisbury University Nursing Department received nearly $4 million from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop two new programs. About $2 million will help create web-based leadership and communication tool kits for nursing students and practicing nurses at several hospitals on the Eastern Shore. An additional $1.8 million will create an online Maryland nurse educator career portal to better connect potential instructors with the state's nursing schools. Read more more
 
Samford University's Ida Moffett School of Nursing has received more than $2.3 million to help make graduate nursing education more affordable for practicing or teaching nurses who are committed to careers in nursing education. Samford's Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is the second largest in the country and one of only four that exceeds $1 million. Read more more
 
The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing has received a $1.2 million grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration that will be used to provide specialized training for students in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs. Read more more

June 2017

Dr. Marie Boltz, associate professor of nursing at the Pennsylvania State University, is principal investigator on a new $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to test an intervention that will involve the family members in the recovery process of individuals with dementia that have recently been discharged from a hospital stay for an acute medical condition. Known as Family-Centered Function-Focused Care, the intervention uses an educational empowerment model to promote specialized care to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Read more more

May 2017

Cleveland State University School of Nursing will offer baccalaureate and master's of science degrees for registered nurses through a new partnership with MetroHealth, enabling working nurses to affordably and conveniently enhance their education. The blended-delivery approach will include some classes taught at MetroHealth, and in-person and online coursework taught by Cleveland State professors. Read more more
 
Dr. Lisa Carter-Harris, researcher and assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, was awarded a $458,334 grant through the National Cancer Institute to develop a new framework in order to understand lung cancer screening participation from the perspective of the individual. The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Carter-Harris a R15 grant for the study. Read more more
 

April 2017

A collaboration between University Hospitals, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College, will establish a comprehensive workforce development pathway to increase the numbers of registered nurses and increase the number who earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The unique collaboration between a university, a health system, and a community college will better meet the needs of students, employers, and the community and will serve as a model for other communities around the United States that face similar challenges. Read more more

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has won a $2 million grant from the France-Merrick Foundation that will allow for an expansion and renovation of the school’s East Baltimore building as well as extra volunteer commitments in the surrounding community. The school is expected to produce 30 percent more graduates annually by 2021 after the project is completed in 2020. Read more more

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is using a $2.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand mental health services to underserved parts of the state. The school will partner with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Touchstone Mental Health, and Northern Pines Mental Health Center to train students as well as provide mental health and primary care to rural Minnesota and those with limited access. Read more more
 

March 2017

Bloomfield College and Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ have signed an articulation agreement whereby students who complete the RN diploma program at Holy Name Medical Center will have the opportunity to earn a BSN from Bloomfield College Division of Nursing. Read more more

The National Institutes of Health through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute has awarded a $1.8 million clinical trial grant to Dr. Sarah Ailey, professor at the Rush University College of Nursing, and her team for the Steps to Effective Problem-Solving, or STEPS, program. The purpose of the four-year clinical trial is to test the efficacy of STEPS in reducing the kinds of aggressive or challenging behaviors that isolate people with intellectual disabilities. Read more more

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has been awarded a Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research. The program’s goals are to increase the number of doctorally prepared nursing faculty in Maryland, to strengthen faculty development for optimal capacity at schools of nursing, and to recruit and retain a diverse nursing faculty. Each faculty member received the maximum award amount of $30,000. Read more more

The University of North Georgia Department of Nursing has partnered with the Clarkston Community Health Center, sending teams of faculty and students to provide free healthcare to uninsured patients weekly. Read more more
 

February 2017

Clemson University and the Greenville Health System (GHS) are collaborating to build a $31.5 million, 78,255-square-foot clinical learning and research building at the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus. Set to open in 2018, the building will make it possible to expand the Clemson and GHS bachelor of science in nursing degree program from 352 students to 800 students over the next six years. Read more more

Saint Joseph’s College received a $1.5 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation to support the creation of a new Center for Nursing Excellence in order to address current, critical shortages in Maine’s nursing workforce. The grant provides critical funding for expanded nursing simulation labs, which will be the cornerstone of the new academic center. The college intends to use the grant to raise an additional $3.5 million to fully fund the program’s expansion. Read more more

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received a two-year, $1.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration to improve the health of those in underserved communities. Read more more

Dr. Diana Wilkie, professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing, is a lead member of a research team that has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Nursing Research for a study to evaluate whether dignity therapy led by a nurse or a chaplain for elderly patients facing a cancer diagnosis and receiving palliative care could improve outcomes, including the patients’ spiritual well-being. Read more more

University of Maryland School of Nursing received a gift of $2 million from Bill and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, which will be used to provide scholarships to students demonstrating financial need who are pursuing master’s, DNP, and PhD degrees and the school’s post-master’s Certificate in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions. Read more more

January 2017

Two Penn State University faculty members are among three multiple principal investigators (MPIs) on a $2.26 million National Institutes of Health grant to implement and test a new approach to reducing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing home residents. Dr. Ann Kolanowski and Dr. Kimberly Van Haitsma are working with Dr. Barbara Resnick from the University of Maryland to implement EIT-4-BPSD, a strategy that uses behavioral approaches to improve quality of life for nursing facility residents with dementia. Read more more

The UCLA School of Nursing has been awarded a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration to support minority and disadvantaged students in both the master's entry clinical nurse program and the advanced practice nursing program. In the current academic year, up to 50 students in the master's programs will receive $13,000. Funding will cover about half of the tuition. Students will be encouraged to work in medically underserved communities. Read more more

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), has received a grant from the Stupski Foundation to hold a national ELNEC-Core train-the-trainer course in the San Francisco, CA area on March 21 – 22, 2017 at the Pacific Research Center, Newark, CA. This is the first time a national ELNEC course has been held in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you live and/or work in San Francisco or Alameda counties, don’t miss this unique opportunity. You will hear from national nursing palliative care experts, receive powerpoint slides, updated references, case studies, communication vignettes, supplemental teaching materials to take back to your school and embed in existing curricula and/or to use as an elective/stand-alone course. Read more more

December 2016

Penn State has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, for a 15-month project that will use telemedicine technology to enhance access to sexual assault forensic exams in underserved populations. The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Training (SAFE-T) Center will be launched this month by College of Nursing faculty members Sheridan Miyamoto, Janice Penrod, and Lorah Dorn. Read more more
 
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has awarded a grant of more than $300,000 to the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing to educate more American Indian and Native Alaskan nursing students. The three-year "American Indians into Nursing" grant brings together the UNM College of Nursing, San Juan College, and UNM Center for Native American Health. The collaboration hopes to increase the number of Native American nurses in communities at IHS centers in New Mexico and across the country. Read more more
 
The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing Department of Advanced Practice received a traineeship grant for nearly $350,000 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to fund 50 APRNs for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years. The purpose of the traineeship is to support future APRNs who seek to serve Mississippi's rural and medically-underserved populations while striving to increase the primary-care nurse practitioner workforce in Mississippi. Read more more
 
Westfield State University
(MA) and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) have created a program that will make it easier and more affordable for registered nurses to get baccalaureate degrees. The RN-to-BSN bridge program will allow students from STCC to  earn their baccalaureate degrees while taking classes mostly online and at STCC. The program will work as a transfer program between the two institutions. Read more more
 
Six new students are enrolled in the RN-to-BSN Rural Education and Support scholarship program at Western Carolina University (WCU) this fall as the university and Mission Health in Asheville, NC continue their partnership to improve the quality of nursing care in rural Western North Carolina by increasing the number of baccalaureate-degree prepared nurses. WCU has been receiving a federal workforce diversity grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration of just over $1 million, spread over three years, to cover tuition expenses and provide monthly stipends and mentoring to the enrolled students. Read more more
 

November 2016

California State University San Marcos School of Nursing (CSUSM) received funding from HRSA grant to grow the nation's primary care workforce and expand health professions training. With this funding, CSUSM will create new advanced nursing education programs, which will include a new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) track under the Clinical Nurse Specialist specialization, and a post-MSN certificate in Transitions of Care Management. Read more more
 
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty Dr. Diana Hackbarth and Dr. Fran Vlasses have been awarded a $928,000 grant over two years from the Health Resources and Services Administration to integrate behavioral health providers into nurse-led primary care teams. The goal is to increase access to care, enhance care coordination between providers, and improve outcomes in underserved community-based settings. Read more more
 
Health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant populations will be broadened at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's International and Foreign Language office to strengthen Spanish language skills among students and faculty. The grant will allow the school to enhance its Learning Abroad programs to Spanish-speaking countries. The grant also will help to strengthen enrollment in the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals courses, which Rutgers–Camden students will be encouraged to take in order to participate in learning abroad courses in Spanish-speaking countries. Read more more
 
Pearson North America and Microsoft have announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Schools of Nursing at San Diego State University and Texas Tech University to develop holographic video products specific to nursing education. Volumetric video for holographic presentation of patient situations is a huge leap forward in the ability to present students with situations that they are prepared to handle but which they may never experience in a clinical setting. Read more more
 
The University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing is one of only eight schools to receive nearly $150,000 grant funding through their Nursing Education Incentive Program. The funding came from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Missouri Board of Nursing. The award can be used in various ways to strengthen and expand current programs whether through faculty training, development and recruitment, scholarship and graduate student opportunities, or other initiatives. Read more more
 
A UnitedHealthcare grant to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing will help reduce hunger and social isolation among seniors by supporting the school's community-based care-coordination initiative, the Richmond Health and Wellness Program. The $25,000 grant will fund free weekly student-catered meals at three senior apartment communities to help reduce hunger. Funding will also support educational efforts used to increase the variety and nutritional value of seniors' diets. Read more more

October 2016

Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $332,640 federal grant to train nurse practitioners to work in rural communities in Michigan. The grant  will provide $22,000 for 14 students in the DNP program to begin their clinical education this fall at care providers in rural areas. Read more more

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for an advanced nursing education program. These grants are intended to grow the primary care workforce, including APRNs and behavioral health professionals. Read more more

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received more than $5.15 million in external funding for the 2016-17 academic year to help support students in its nationally ranked graduate programs who are preparing for careers as advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, and nurse researchers. Read more more

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Center for Advancement in Managing Pain secured a 5-year $1.6 million Center in Self-Management of Symptoms (P20) Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research, titled the "Center for Accelerating Precision Pain Self-Management". Read more more
 
Dr. Kathleen Griffith, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The $439,436 grant will fund the research project Exercise Effect on Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Fibers. Read more more
 
A research team led by Dr. Patricia Stone, Centennial Professor of Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing, has been awarded a one-year, $375,000 contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the barriers to nursing homes' reporting of Clostridium difficile and multidrug-resistant organisms into the National Healthcare Safety Network, as well as the resources needed to overcome those barriers. The NHSN is an internet-based infection-tracking system managed by the CDC. Read more more
 

September 2016

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and Judson Services, Inc. have announced a collaboration to create an endowed position that will serve both organizations. The cornerstone of what will be named the Phelps Collaborative for Older Adult and Family Engagement will be a faculty position at the School of Nursing that also includes a clinical appointment at Judson. Read more more

A research team led by Dr. Rebecca Schnall, assistant professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, was awarded a $7.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test an HIV-prevention mobile app specifically developed for high-risk young men. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men comprise more than half the population living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. despite accounting for just 2 percent of the population. Read more more
 
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for an advanced nursing education program titled, "Caring-based Academic Partnerships to Enhance Nurse Practitioner Readiness and Willingness to Practice in Rural and Underserved Communities." These HRSA grants are intended to grow the primary care workforce, including advanced practice registered nurses and behavioral health professionals. Read more more 

Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing has been awarded a federal Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant of nearly $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the education of nurse practitioners for the 2016-2017 academic year. The grant will provide funding for traineeships to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses prepared to practice as primary care providers. An additional emphasis of the grant is to increase the number of students participating in clinical experiences caring for rural and underserved populations. Read more more  

North Dakota State University School of Nursing (NDSU) has received a federal grant award that will help educate future healthcare professionals who serve rural areas. The Health Workforce Grant Award of $151,200 provides scholarships for students enrolled in NDSU's DNP/FNP program. The traineeship grant funds allow NDSU to promote clinical education in rural and other areas where there are shortages of healthcare professionals. Read more more  

The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $430,780 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide long-distance health education to underserved communities in rural West Texas. TTUHSC El Paso is the only institution in the state to receive one of the USDA's 45 distance learning grants. Read more more
 
University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received two grants for a total of nearly $2.2 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The funds will allow the school to hire two primary care nurse practitioners to serve in rural and underserved areas within Western New York and will support 23 students pursuing a DNP degree with grants of up to $20,000. Read more more 

Four PhD students at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing are receiving full scholarships thanks to the help of three new grants totaling $85,000. The college initially received a $40,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, which was matched by $25,000 from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, and $20,000 from GENEX Services, Inc. to fund doctoral students and aid in the nationwide shortage of nurse faculty. Read more more 
 
Three University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Omics Associated with Self-management Interventions for Symptoms (OASIS) Center.  Dr. Susan G. Dorsey, professor and chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science; Dr. Cynthia L. Renn, associate professor; and Dr. Barbara Resnick, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, will receive more than $2.7 million over five years. Read more more
 
The University of North Dakota (UND) College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines received three grants from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grants total nearly $1 million for the current academic year and benefit programs in nurse anesthesia traineeship, advanced nursing education, and a scholarship for disadvantaged students. The scholarship money is part of a four-year grant award totaling more than $2.5 million. Read more more  

 

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