July 09, 2018

HRSA awards two grants to College of Nursing

Two grants proposed by the College of Nursing have been awarded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

A $1.39 million, two-year grant titled, Practice Partnership for APN Education,” will help to support an innovative academic partnership between The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across the state. The program offers the College of Nursing advanced-practice nursing faculty the opportunity to work with primary-care preceptors across the state in FQHCs to help prepare primary-care, advanced-practice nursing students in the family, pediatric, adult gerontology, women’s health and midwifery programs to facilitate graduates’ employment in rural and underserved areas.  

 A second four-year grant for $2.76 million, titled Preparing the RN Workforce to Practice in Primary Care to the Full Scope of Their License,” will help to support an innovative academic partnership between The Ohio State University College of Nursing, PrimaryOne Health, the Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County, Total Health and Wellness Center and other FQHCs in Ohio to recruit and  educate pre-nursing students and current registered nurses to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care. This academic partnership will strengthen the College of Nursing faculty’s ability to increase the distribution of primary-care nurses in rural and underserved areas by adding additional clinical placements over the four-year funding period.

Margaret Graham, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, vice dean and associate professor in the College of Nursing is project director for each grant. Graham was assisted in the writing of the second grant by Wendy Bowles, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP; Cindy Anderson, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN; and Awais Ali, BA. Melissa Pavolino, BS, and Fran Eppich, MBA, provided support for preparation of each grant.


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