Sustainable Solutions to Economic Distress, Tobacco Dependence, Limited Health Care Access and the Nursing Shortage: Nursing Education for Golden LEAF Counties

Organization:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School & Institute of Government
Amount:
$159,820.93
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Orange
Description:

This Golden LEAF grant will be used to assist the School of Nursing to increase the number of Nurse Practitioners in tobacco dependent counties by providing Registered Nurses residing in these counties with opportunities to earn graduate nursing degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. The program will prepare RNs for leadership positions as Nurse Practitioners while they continue to live and work in their home communities. The long-term goal is to build the healthcare infrastructure in rural, tobacco dependent, and economically distressed counties of the state.

Contact:
Mr. Scott Blackwood CB 3440, Kenan Center Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3400 (919) 962-4675
Areas Served:
Alamance, Durham, Edgecombe, Nash, Vance, Wilson, Halifax, Granville

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