Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Growing the Number of Nurse Practitioners in Medically Underserved Areas, One Goal of Traineeship Grant

nurseLOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/12/14) — More than a dozen University of Louisville School of Nursing master’s degree students will receive substantial assistance to pay for their education.

The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the school a two-year $670,000 Advanced Nurse Education Traineeship Grant to help 15 current and new family nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner students pay for tuition, books, program fees and living expenses. The first cohort of trainees begins in August 2014.

The ultimate goal of the grant is to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses who practice in medically underserved areas. To that end, the school hopes the traineeship funding will help recruit qualified veterans and individuals from under-represented or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, with the hope they will give back to their own communities upon graduation.

“Preparing AGNPs and FNPs in primary care is essential to offset the anticipated shortage of more than 400 primary care physicians in the Louisville Metro area by the year 2020,” said the project director, S. Lee Ridner, PhD, FNP-BC, associate dean for graduate programs and family nurse practitioner program coordinator, UofL School of Nursing.

The traineeship also will assist the school, the university and the community in achieving a critical goal of UofL’s Signature Partnership –improving health outcomes and addressing health disparities of residents in West Louisville.

In addition to the main FNP and AGNP course requirements, trainees will take part in a new course, Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Diverse Populations, to be taught by Ridner and Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and director, UofL School of Nursing Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement.

“We’ll teach students how to analyze the social conditions that affect the health of urban and rural populations. Included in this will be a discussion of socioeconomic position, social and economic inequality, discrimination, social networks, community setting, social capital and resources, and work conditions that impact health status,” said Hines-Martin. “Students will complete their clinical experience in medically underserved areas, UofL clinics and the health department with underserved populations.”

SurfKY News
Information provided by Julie Heflin

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
button classifieds

In Other News...

Accident with Injury on Happy Hollow Road

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/24/14) — Kentucky State Police responded to an accident with injuries on Happy Hollow Road Sunday,… Read More

Women’s Ministries Annual Bazaar Raises Funds for Missions

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/24/14) — The Oakley Home General Baptist Church Women’s Ministries hosted its 20th Annual Craft… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 6050

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 18, 2014 5278

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 22, 2014 3693

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 21, 2014 3690

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 19, 2014 3667

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 19, 2014 3618

Is Bankruptcy Your Best Option?

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 18, 2014 3591

Area Talent to Film Music Video at Merle Travis…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 19, 2014 3142

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 21, 2014 2933

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 2681

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 22, 2014 1463

Kentucky Filmmaker to Release New Horror in March

in Top News For All Sites by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
November 23, 2014 1336

Motor Fuels Tax Rate to Decline by 4.3 Cents Per…

in Top News For All Sites by James Isaman
November 23, 2014 1246

Light of Chance, Inc. Re-Launches New, Innovative…

in Hopkins News by Eric Logan
November 24, 2014 1208

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 23, 2014 1207

Flavorful Twist on a Sunday Brunch Staple

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 23, 2014 1179

KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement

in General News For All Sites by Trooper S. C. Recke
November 23, 2014 1066

Holiday Menu Planning for First-Time Hosts

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 23, 2014 944

Legislator's Log - Week of Nov. 23, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
November 23, 2014 943

Wreaths to Honor the Fallen at State Veterans…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Aug
November 23, 2014 890

Dave Says - Nov. 23, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss