Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

helps to demonstrate the value of Title VIII programs of the Public Health Service Act. Performance management helps HRSA by providing information on how resources and efforts should be allocated to ensure effectiveness and it keeps awardees focused on the key goals of a program. This data assists program staff with answering questions from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Congress and the public. Data collected in the performance measurement process also supports more targeted and rigorous evaluation activities that the Bureau conducts periodically. Finally, performance measurement supports development and justification of budget requests for these programs by indicating how taxpayers and others benefit.

Description

Overview: This application is to request funds to provide loans to students enrolled in the advanced education nursing programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) at Arizona State University (ASU). The purpose of the project is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty prepared at the masters and doctoral level and who are committed to serving as a full-time nurse faculty in a school of nursing in the state of Arizona (associate, baccalaureate or higher degree). The purpose is consistent with the authorization of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) under the Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act, Section 846A (42 U.S.C. 297n-1) to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty with an emphasis on students pursuing doctoral level education. The Nurse Educator (NED) option is designed to provide a seamless transition from Bachelors to Masters or PhD depending on the students career goals. Nurse education is integrated within two of ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovations degree programs: a Master of Science and PhD. Students in the MS program can select a concentration in nursing education with a focus in one of five different clinical specialties (Adult/Geriatrics, Family, Family Psychiatric Mental Health, Pediatrics, Neonatal). In the PhD program, students may select nursing education as a substantive area of study or take NED electives. In addition to the NED concentration in the MS and substantive focus in the PhD, the College offers a 15 credit hour NED Certificate Program which can be taken by NED students at all levels. DNP students can either take the NED courses as electives or complete the 15 credit NED Graduate Certificate Program. The NED Program features include, state-of-theart instructional technologies, culturally responsive pedagogies, blended delivery (face-to-face& online courses with immersion experiences) and dynamic learning communities. The degree programs build on students professional accomplishments to synthesize and implement educational theory, research and technologies to enhance their role as 21st Century nurse educators. Graduates are eligible to sit for NLN National Certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) once they satisfied the teaching experience requirement (coursework in nursing education reduces work experience requirement). Student Interest and Expected Participation: In May 2010, of 92 ASU pre-licensure, RNBSN, MS, PhD and DNP students who responded to an online survey to determine their interest in the NFLP program, 78 indicated moderate to very strong interest in teaching full time in schools of nursing. Twenty nine expressed moderate to very strong interest in entering ASU CONHIs nurse educator Masters program while 32 expressed moderate to strong interest in the PhD program. Students continue to express a strong interest in ASUs nurse educator program as well as a desire to teach in nursing schools upon graduation. The NFLP program is certainly a positive incentive for students and as a College we view it as an important opportunity to enable students to pursue a role in nursing education.

Description

This application is to request funds to provide loans to students enrolled in the advanced education nursing programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) at Arizona State University (ASU). The purpose of the project is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty prepared at the masters and doctoral level and who are committed to serving as a full-time nurse faculty in a school of nursing in the state of Arizona (associate, baccalaureate or higher degree). The purpose is consistent with the authorization of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) under the Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act, Section 846A (42 U.S.C. 297n-1) to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty with an emphasis on students pursuing doctoral level education. The Nurse Educator (NED) option is designed to provide a seamless transition from Bachelors to Masters or PhD depending on the students career goals. Nurse education is integrated within two of ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovations degree programs: a Master of Science and PhD. Students in the MS program can select a concentration in nursing education with a focus in one of five different clinical specialties (Adult/Geriatrics, Family, Family Psychiatric Mental Health, Pediatrics, Neonatal). In the PhD program, students may select nursing education as a substantive area of study or take NED electives. In addition to the NED concentration in the MS and substantive focus in the PhD, the College offers a 15 credit hour NED Certificate Program which can be taken by NED students at all levels. DNP students can either take the NED courses as electives or complete the 15 credit NED Graduate Certificate Program. The NED Program features include, state-of-theart instructional technologies, culturally responsive pedagogies, blended delivery (face-to-face& online courses with immersion experiences) and dynamic learning communities. The degree programs build on students professional accomplishments to synthesize and implement educational theory, research and technologies to enhance their role as 21st Century nurse educators. Graduates are eligible to sit for NLN National Certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) once they satisfied the teaching experience requirement (coursework in nursing education reduces work experience requirement).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/126/30/15

Funding

  • HHS: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): $83,997.00

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