Current Grants

Academic-Practice Partnerships to Enhance Nurse Practitioner Readiness to Practice in an Integrated Care Model

The College of Nursing has received approximately $1.6 million in funding over the next 3 years to enhance nurse practitioner education through the US Health Resources and Services Administration. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, the grant supports the dual certification of nurse practitioners to prepare them to provide more holistic care. Dr. Anita Boykins is the principal investigator of this program grant.  

 

Community Health Worker Program to Improve Health on the Gulf Coast

Dr. Mary Coyne received $112,000 in 2015 by Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to support Community Health Workers and associated projects in Hancock County over the next 2 years. This BP grant is part of a consortium that includes the Center for Gulf Coast Environment Health and Gulf Region Health Outreach Program. Dr. Coyne serves as the Program Director for the Project.  Additionally, the grant provides service-learning opportunities for Gulf Coast faculty and students. 

 

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

In 2014, the College of Nursing received approximately $1.2 million in funding for 3 years to expand career opportunities for veterans with medical experience through the US Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant supports the development of an accelerated BSN program to reduce barriers for veterans seeking a nursing degree using innovative educational models. Dr. Patsy Anderson is the principal investigator of this program grant.  

 

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship

The College of Nursing has received nearly $350,000 in funding for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship through the US Health Resources and Services Administration for 2015-2016. The scholarship money will help support masters students in the 2015-2016 academic year as they seek to advance their nursing education. Dr. Melanie Gilmore is the principal investigator of this traineeship grant. 

 

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The College of Nursing has received approximately $300,000 in continued funding for the Nurse Faculty Loan Scholarship through the US Health Resources and Services Administration for 2015-2016. The scholarship money will help support our masters and doctoral students in the 2015-2016 academic year as they seek a career in nursing education. The College of Nursing has received continuous support through for this program since 2005. Dr. Lachel Story, the PhD Program Director, and Assistant Dean for Research & Evaluation is the current principal investigator of this funded traineeship grant.