The University of Southern Indiana’s College of Nursing and Health Professions received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to develop a residency program for nurse practitioner graduates in the specialty areas of family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). The residents will be located in four primary care settings serving rural and underserved populations in southwestern Indiana.
In addition to the recruitment of nurse practitioners, program goals include education of nurse practitioners in an interprofessional model implemented in primary care clinics; utilization of telehealth at clinics to increase patient access and enhance the role of the nurse practitioner; and use of rapid cycle quality improvement as a continuous improvement mechanism.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $397,091 for year two of the grant, with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.