JSN Awarded Substantial HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson School of Nursing almost $700,000 for an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT). The funds, to be distributed over two years, will be used to address the nursing shortage by supporting students training to become primary care nurse practitioners. Approximately 60 traineeships were issued to nursing schools throughout the country this year.
“The Jefferson School of Nursing is thrilled to be the recipient of a HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship award,” said Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Dean, Jefferson School of Nursing. “This award makes a critical difference in supporting students to become primary care nurse practitioners and supports HRSA’s mission to increase access to health care by providing national leadership in developing a diverse and culturally competent primary care NP workforce.”
About 2,500 students graduate each year from these HRSA-supported institutions. The traineeship funds are used for tuition and fees, required textbooks, and the reasonable living expenses of the trainee.
HRSA programs train health care professionals and place them where they are needed most. Grans support scholarship and loan repayment programs at colleges and universities to meet critical workforce shortages and promote diversity within the health professions. HRSA’s health professions programs began in June 1967 and were originally part of the Public Health Service. Over the next decade, these programs were transferred to the National Institutes of Health. By 1980, the programs were transferred to one of HRSA’s predecessor agencies, the Health Resources Administration.