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Nursing Workforce Diversity

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Who is eligible to apply...

Eligible applicants include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State and local governments and other public or private nonprofit entities including faith based organizations. Grantees that report rates of annual admission, retention, and graduate rates of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and ethnic and racial minorities below the average of the two previous years must provide a plan for immediately improving such rates. If the plan of the grantee fails to improve the rates within the 1-year beginning on the date of such plan, the grantee shall be ineligible for continued funding.

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Applicant/grantee must provide data on annual admission, retention, and graduation rates for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, ethnic and racial minorities in the schools involved in the project. Nursing programs must be accredited by a recognized body or bodies, or by a State agency approved for such purposes by the Secretary of Education. Program participants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Participants must be educationally or economically disadvantaged and express an interest in pursuing a professional nursing career.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.