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Applications due January 29, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Nursing and Public Health is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program. 

The RNPC program aims to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing national public health issues, even the distribution of the nursing workforce, improve access to care and improve population health outcomes by strengthening the capacity for basic nurse education and practice and addressing national nursing needs under three priority areas: education, practice and retention.

HRSA has drafted this NOFO with a global approach to ensure all practice priority areas in Sections 831 and 831A of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act are incorporated. The purpose of this four-year training program is to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses to practice at the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. 

The FY 2018 President’s Budget does not request funding for this program. This notice is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds awarded in a timely manner. Applicants should note that this program may be cancelled prior to award recommendations.