Duke University School of Nursing has recently received two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awards!
Sean Convoy, assistant professor, is the project director for the HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program. This program has been awarded $428,705. Consistent with the HRSA 19-003 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program, the purpose of this project is to prepare psychiatric - mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students for practice in underserved areas across the nation. This proposal has two main foci: first to establish a clinical - academic partnership with a non-profit organization, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), whose national clinic footprint is predominately located within federally designated psychiatrically underserved areas; the second focus is to award stipends to PMHNP students who seek practicum experiences supporting underserved populations.
Valerie Howard, associate dean for academic affairs, is the project director for the HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program. This program has been awarded $435,007. The purpose of this program is to help alleviate the current and projected need for nursing faculty by recruiting, matriculating and graduating individuals prepared with the qualifications to find employment and achieve success in the faculty role teaching students in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The goal is an increase in the number of qualified nursing faculty.