Rosemarie Suhayda, RN, PhD, APRN-BC, received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant received an extension in the amount of $350,000 for the next academic year.
The grant will support primary care nurse practitioner students at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago.
The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship was awarded to 71 nursing programs throughout the nation through a competitive process.
Suhayda is associate professor and director of evaluation for Rush University College of Nursing and associate provost for institutional research, assessment and accreditation for Rush University.
As project director on the grant, Suhayda received the maximum allowable amount of $350,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year and an additional $350,000 for 2013-2014. In a funding opportunity announcement by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the administration said the purpose of this grant is to address the deficit of primary care workers by supporting students in their pursuit of higher education. Suhayda and the Rush University Office of Financial Aid will work together for disbursement of the funds that will be used to pay for costs associated with tuition for nursing students enrolled in a primary care track of an advanced specialty program.