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The Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University has been awarded a $2,749,151 grant by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to create a nursing pipeline for underserved communities.

The grant is titled Creating an Integrative Family Nurse Practitioner Value Based Student to Practice Model, and will support the graduate nursing program’s innovative academic-practice partnership to prepare primary care advanced practice nurses to work in rural and underserved settings.

The nursing school has implemented an interprofessional learning model to train graduates in a wide array of specialties including family nurse practitioners, adult gerontology-acute care nurse practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, and sexual assault forensic examiners.

This is the third grant that Hofstra’s nursing school has received from the HRSA, and will help the university create a pipeline of experienced primary care nurse practitioners through 2023. The other advanced nursing education grants that the school received was $1,644,223 for Creating a Nurse Practitioner Student Transition-to-Primary Care Practice Model in 2016, and $754,236 for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in 2018. The nursing school has graduated 73 nurse practitioners since its inception in 2015.

Kathleen Gallo, RN, PhD, dean of the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, tells longislandweekly.com, “This grant helps us provide enhanced education opportunities and resources to our advanced practice nurses who will enter the workforce in the specialties of primary and family care, as well as geriatrics and other clinical areas to deliver value-based care. Nurse practitioners play a vital role in the health care delivery system, as evidenced by the growing demand for their services due to an aging population and a shortage of primary care physicians.”

To learn more about the $2,749,151 grant awarded to the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies by the US Health Resources and Services Administration to create a nursing pipeline for underserved communities, visit here.

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