Grand Valley State University has received a $332,640 federal grant to train nurse practitioners to work in rural communities in Michigan.
The one-time grant to GVSU’s Kirkhof College of Nursing will provide $22,000 for 14 students in the Doctor of Nursing program to begin their clinical education this fall at care providers in rural areas. The funding will help to cover tuition and some other expense.
“With the support of this grant, our doctoral students not only gain real-life experience in rural health care, they contribute to the health and well-being of the communities we’re partnering with,” Cynthia McCurren, dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing, said in a statement.
The grant came from Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address critical shortages of qualified health care providers in rural areas.