Current Grants

Immersive Nurse Practitioner Academic-Practice Partnerships

The College of Nursing received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for educating and training primary care nurse practitioner students in rural and underserved populations. In addition to the grant, there is funding for nurse practitioner students enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program or doctoral level courses. Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the grant supports students to complete longitudinal clinical training in rural and underserved areas and will work in one of these areas (rural and underserved) following graduation if a position is available. Additionally, the grant provides financial support to students who qualify. Dr. Melanie Gilmore is the principal investigator of this program grant. 


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.  


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.