School of Nursing receives award to train nurse practitioners and nurse midwives

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 13, 2014

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Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received a $700,000 award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train nursing students to become primary care nurse practitioners and/or nurse midwives. The school will award 35 students with $10,000 scholarships over the next two years.

Emory received the award through HRSA's Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program. The goal is to increase the number of advanced practice nurses who can deliver primary care on high-need areas. The scholarship will support students who are enrolled in programs focused on adult care, pediatrics, geriatrics, family care, midwifery and women's health. 

"Nurse practitioners and midwives both play vital roles in expanding access to care and improving health outcomes across specialty and primary care services," explains Carolyn Clevenger, DNP, RN, FAANP, clinical associate professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and program director of the grant. "As the landscape of healthcare continues to change, these roles will become even more significant. Training future nurses in these specialized areas is critical to the future of health care."

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has a longstanding history of educating women and men to be leaders on the forefront of health care delivery. Master's degree graduates are qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and/or clinical nurse specialists. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school's graduate programs 21st overall, its nurse midwifery graduate program 13th, its pediatric nurse practitioner program 11th, and its family nurse practitioner program 20th in the nation.

Students interested in applying for scholarships through this program should complete the online form at: https://emorynursing.wufoo.com/forms/aent-financial-assistance-program-application/.