5 Colorado Universities included in $55.5M Boost to HealthCare Workforce

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5 Colorado Universities included in $55.5M Boost Aimed at Healthcare Workforce

HHS has announced $55.5 million in funding that will strengthen health professionals' training and bolster the size of the nation's healthcare workforce.  

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

University of Colorado

Aurora

CO

$75,358

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley

CO

$105,619

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo

CO

$50,000

NURSING WORKFLOW DIVERSITY

University of Colorado

Colorado Springs

CO

$349,749

INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

University of Colorado

Aurora

CO

$497,838

Metro Community Provider Network

Englewood

CO

$499,601

ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION

University of Colorado

Aurora

CO

$374,648

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE RESIDENCIES

University of Colorado

Aurora

CO

$431,319

 

The following is a breakdown of what the $55.5 million in money will go toward, according to the news release:

$22.1 million: Increasing the number of nurse faculty by providing low-interest loans to nurses to train to become faculty and cancel loans in exchange for service as faculty
$9.2 million: Supporting advanced nursing education by funding advanced nursing programs that allow RNs to become nurse practitioners and nurse midwives
$6.7 million: Promoting interprofessional collaborative practice by bringing together teams to develop and implement practice models
$5.2 million: Improving nursing diversity by expanding educational opportunities for disadvantaged students
$3.1 million: Helping dental health professional shortage areas develop programs to address dental workforce needs
$3 million: Supporting accredited residency programs in preventive medicine and public health
$2.4 million: Supporting the training of doctoral-level psychologists
$2.2 million: Increasing nurse anesthetist traineeships by supporting programs to provide traineeships to registered nurses enrolled in master's or doctoral nurse anesthesia programs
$1.4 million: Funding four health workforce research centers to better understand local and national workforce needs

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