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A team of nursing and medical school faculty from George Washington University (GW) have received a $2.8 million grant to launch a training program for nurse practitioner students. Funding to get the program off the ground was awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The new nurse practitioner program is called The Nurse Practitioner Technology Enhanced Community Health program. Students in the program will learn how to use telehealth technology, which is software used to provide health care information and treatment from a distance, to expand access to care in underserved populations and in rural and urban communities.

The program will be led by Christine Pintz, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, RN, FAANP, a professor of nursing at GW, along with six professors from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Medical Faculty Associates, and the School of Nursing. This team of faculty will design and implement a curriculum focused on enhancing community health through technology.

A press release from GW Nursing states: “[Nurse practitioners] will be better able to provide high-quality care to patients in underserved communities who might have chronic health issues or lack access to care.”

To learn more about the $2.8 million granted awarded to George Washington University to launch a training program for nurse practitioner students, visit here.

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