The SON continues to find ways to support our mission, goals, and outreach to the community by implementing different grant programs.
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Registered nurse Education for a Nurse-led Enhanced Workforce (RENEW)

The future of healthcare is here!  Research shows healthcare is changing and moving away from the traditional hospital setting and towards more outpatient settings.  Want to be part of this exciting opportunity? 

The RENEW Project (Registered nurse Education for a Nurse led Enhanced Workforce) provides students, accepted into the Washburn BSN program, with exposure to nursing in primary care clinics and outpatient settings, as well as the traditional clinical experience in hospitals and other facilities.  Participating in the RENEW Project will prepare students as leaders in nursing to create the jobs of the future. The four-year grant project will:

  1. Recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams to increase access to care, with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions.
  2. Provide longitudinal clinical training experiences for undergraduate nursing students in community-based primary care, with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions;
  3. Deliver continuing professional development in primary care for practicing RNs, clinical preceptors, and faculty with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions;
  4. Enhance didactic and clinical training curricula to integrate primary care, population health, and interprofessional education (IPE) with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use conditions.

Students selected for this program will receive a stipend of approximately 50% of tuition and book fees per semester.  Click the link below to apply for this exciting opportunity.  Applications are accepted twice each year and must be received by May 15th (Fall cohort) or November 1st (Spring cohort). Click the link below to apply for this exciting opportunity!

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under 18NEPQR­ RNPC grant number UK1HP31737. Project is funded with a Federal award of $2,488,585 (0% non-federal funds). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Behavioral health Workforce Education for Longitudinal Learning (BWELL)

The Behavioral health Workforce Education for Longitudinal Learning (BWELL) grant project provides graduate students, accepted into the Washburn Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Practice track, with exposure to behavioral health and telehealth visits in the rural primary care setting.  The overarching goal of this project is to prepare new graduate Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) to practice successfully in a rural setting, initiate/manage behavioral health conditions and conduct telehealth visits.  Additionally, the BWELL project will enhance and expand an innovative FNP education model to accomplish four aims:

  1. Augment BSN-DNP FNP educational curriculum to include substance use disorders, chronic pain management, and application of telehealth technology in HPSA designated primary care settings in rural/underserved communities.
  2. Improve the quality of preceptor-directed clinical training of FNP students by supporting, training, and retaining current preceptors and recruiting new preceptors.
  3. Collaborate with academic-practice partners to incorporate telehealth technology, bridging the gap between front line providers and clinical specialists.
  4. Expand an existing academic pipeline from student clinical experiences in rural and underserved areas to graduate empolyment in those same clinical settings.

Students accepted to participate in this project will receive traineeship funds for tuition, textbooks, and associated fees. BWELL Trainees will also have unique clinical immersion experiences in primary care settings that integrate behavioral health and telehealth into practice.

Applications are accepted yearly in the spring semester.  To be eligible for funds, candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in clinical courses.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under ANEW grant number T94HP30883.  Project is funded with a Federal award of $2,447,240 (0% non-federal funds).  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the offical position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 


GET IN TOUCH WITH School of Nursing

School of Nursing
Petro Allied Health Center
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621-1117

Phone & Fax
Ph: 785.670.1525
Fax: 785.670.1032

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