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.
Kristen Hansen, MHSA, RN, NE-BC
Reports and Publications:
Nursing Workforce Reports
HRSA-14-077 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals
HRSA-14-126 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals