#NPWeek ANEW Grant for Advanced Practice Nursing Programs

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Washington State University has been the recipient of the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) grant for nearly eight years (two grant cycles).

The ANEW grant supports advanced practice nursing programs that educate future nurse practitioners to practice in rural and underserved communities. Additionally, this grant supports academic scholarships to students who are interested in practicing in these specific communities upon graduation and in the past four years (this current grant cycle), approximately 48 students have been awarded an ANEW scholarship. ANEW scholars must complete at least 70% of their clinical rotations in a rural or underserved clinic, often driving several hundreds of miles to-and-from these sites. Many of the ANEW scholars continue to practice in these communities, years after graduation.  

About the grant

 ANEW program supports academic clinical partnerships to educate and graduate primary care Nurse Practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and nurse midwives (NM) who are academically and clinically prepared for the unique challenges of transitioning from nursing school to practice in rural and underserved communities, thereby increasing access to needed primary medical care for these populations.


Thank you to all those nurse practitioners who practice in these communities! And thank you to all the preceptors who volunteer their time and energy to clinically educate our NP students! 

This article is part of a series of features highlighting Nurse Practitioners during National Nurse Practitioner’s Week.