Davis Announces HRSA Grant to SIUE School of Nursing
Funds made available to address primary care provider shortage
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing has received a new $685,256 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant through their Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program. Ahead of the grant announcement Davis toured the School on Monday, June 17th. The goal of the grant is to increase the number of nurse practitioners who practice in rural and underserved communities throughout central, eastern, western, and southern Illinois.
This HRSA grant, Advanced Nursing Education Workforce, is a four-year project (2019-2023) totaling $2.75 million. The School of Nursing just received the first-year funding (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) of $685,256.
The primary goal of this project is to increase the number of nurse practitioners who practice in rural and underserved communities throughout central, eastern, western, and southern Illinois. This will be accomplished through a multifaceted educational effort that promotes a smooth and natural transition from the student role to practicing APRN into these areas. The program will provide financial support to student participants as well as focused clinical educational experiences through deliberate placement in rural and/or underserved settings in the targeted region for a significant portion of their clinical practicum requirements. These clinical settings will be selected through academic clinical partnerships with Chestnut Health Systems, OSF HealthCare, Southern Illinois Healthcare, and the SIUE We Care Clinic.
The overall plan promotes further strengthening of these partnerships through a preceptor development program, including avatar clinical simulation experiences for nursing staff focused on primary care mental health cases and student/preceptor interaction scenarios.