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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)

Purpose

The Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) program has a broad legislative authority to address development and advancement of the nursing workforce. The NEPQR program provides grant support for academic, service and continuing education projects designed to enhance nursing education, improve the quality of patient care, increase nurse retention and strengthen the nursing workforce. Annual Report on the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Grant Program, FY 2011 (PDF - 231 KB)

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities or a partnership of a school and facility. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

More Information

The FY 2014 competition is focused on expanding Interprofessional Collaborative Practice environments where nurses and other professional disciplines work together to provide comprehensive healthcare services for patients and their families. 

The FY 2013 competition focused on expansion (enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs; internship and residency programs; and education in new technologies), practice (nursing practice arrangements in non-institutional settings; care for underserved populations and other high-risk groups; managed care, quality improvement, and other skills; or cultural competencies) and retention (career ladder bridge programs or enhanced patient care delivery systems).

Contact

Kirk Koyama, MSN, RN, PHN, CNS
kkoyama@hrsa.gov

Marian Smithey, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN
msmithey@hrsa.gov

Josepha Burnley, DNP, RN, FNP-C
jburnley@hrsa.gov

301-443-5688

Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-14-124 Public Health Traineeships

HRSA-14-077 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals

HRSA-14-126 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals

HRSA-14-076 Regional Public Health Training Center

HRSA-14-119 National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT)

HRSA-14-012 Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice Technical Assistance (IOHPCP)

All Open Opportunities