The DSON was awarded this $2.8M four year grant in 2019 to expand on the Improving Rural Health: ANEW Way of NP Education project which was developed to enhance the innovative academic-practice partnership model to prepare primary care advance practice registered nursing students to work in rural and underserved settings. The goal of the project is to meet the health professional shortage needs in the rural south central New York and Northern Pennsylvania with an expansion to the North Country counties of New York state which is particularly rural. Building on the relationships of existing academic-clinical partnerships with rural healthcare organizations we will recruit from within these rural areas to support a “grow your own” model of increasing the workforce. We then place students in rural clinical sites in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) where they already live and work.
Through this grant we are able to provide fully paid tuition – no fees are included – , Cardiac II Stethoscope, a textbook stipend, laptop computer, FNP/Adult Gerontology Certification review course and text book, and annual professional memberships to the Rural Nurse Organization and New York State Nurse Practitioner Association.
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