93.359: Nurse Education, Practice Quality and Retention Grants
Alternate Name: NEPQR Interprofessional Collaborative Practice IPCP: Behavioral Health Integration BHI NEPQR Registered Nurses in Primary Care RNPC NEPQR Veteran Nurses in Primary Care VNPC NEPQR Simulation Education Training SET
Aug. 30, 2022
Aug. 30, 2022
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP): Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Program: The IPCP: BHI Program was initiated in July 2016 to address the significant unmet need for behavioral health services in community-based primary care settings. The IPCP: BHI program expands evidence-based practices into nurse-led primary care teams to increase access to care, enhance care coordination and improve patient, family, and community outcomes in rural and underserved communities. Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program: The purpose of this four-year training program is to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams to increase access to care, with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions. The program aims to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing national public health issues, even the distribution of the nursing workforce, improve access to care and improve population health outcomes. Veteran Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program: The purpose of this three-year training program is to recruit and train veteran nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams to increase access to care, with an emphasis on veteran care, chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions. The program aims to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing veteran public health issues, as well as the distribution of the nursing workforce, improve access to care and improve population health outcomes. Simulation Education Training (NEPQR-SET) Program supports projects that enhance nurse education and strengthen the nursing workforce through the expansion of experiential learning opportunities, including the use of simulation-based technology, including equipment, to advance the health of patients, families, and communities in rural and medically underserved areas experiencing diseases and conditions that affect public health such as: high burden of stroke, heart disease, behavioral and mental health, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and obesity. RNPC and VNPC training programs’ COVID supplemental funding supports projects that prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 as needs evolve. This supplemental funding aims to train current health professions students and practicing clinicians to provide telehealth-enabled COVID-19 referrals for screening for testing, case management and outpatient care; or maintain primary care functionality away from physical sites, especially for COVID-19 positive, quarantined and elderly and special populations.
Type of Assistance
B - Cooperative Agreements
Schools of nursing affiliated with the proposed project must be an accredited public or private school. Applicants must provide documentation of current accreditation by a national nurse education accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education. Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facilities. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
NEPQR Project participants (NEPQR-VBSN, NEPQR-IPCP BHI, NEPQR-RNPC, NEPQR-VNPC), or students in the eligible accredited nursing program, must be U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess visas permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary student visas are not eligible. The program requires RNs and APRNs to hold a valid license and be an employee of the accredited school of nursing as defined by section 801(2), health care facility, or partner of such a school and/or facility. In addition, NEPQR-VBSN required and VPNC now requires student participants to be honorably or generally discharged service members or reservists, with prior medical training, who have not yet earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. Active duty service members will also be considered eligible contingent upon their ability to meet university admission requirements, military obligations (as applicable), and commanding officer permissions.