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Scholarships fill growing need for nurse practitioners and midwives

By Marlene Goldman

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As the health care landscape continues to change, the roles of nurse practitioners and midwives are becoming increasingly significant. To help meet demand for these specialists, the School of Nursing will award 70 students with $10,000 scholarships over the next two years.  

Funded by a $700,000 award from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program, the scholarships will help increase the number of advanced practice nurses who can deliver primary care in high-need areas. Scholarship recipients will focus on adult care, pediatrics, geriatrics, family care, midwifery, and women's health. 

"Nurse practitioners and midwives play vital roles in expanding access to care and improving health outcomes across specialty and primary care services," says grant program director Carolyn Clevenger 02MN DNP RN GNP-BC FAANP. "Training future nurses in these specialized areas is critical to the future of health care." 

Students interested in applying for scholarships through this program should complete the online form at bit.ly/AENT-form.

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