The purpose of NWD is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented among registered nurses. The program supports projects that provide student stipends or scholarships, stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program, student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities.
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other private or public entities that the Secretary determines are appropriate, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and tribes and tribal organizations.
A funding preference will be given to applicants with projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in State or local health departments.
Individuals are not eligible to apply for these funds.
HRSA-16-064 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program
HRSA-16-067 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships
HRSA-16-065 Nurse Faculty Loan Program
HRSA-16-045 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program
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