Professional Nurse Traineeship (PNT) grants are awarded to eligible institutions for the support of students in advanced nursing education. Traineeships are then awarded by the institutions to individuals enrolled in masters and doctoral programs to prepare for practice as advanced practice nurses. These funds are distributed to institutions based on a formula that incorporates three statutory funding factors. The factor to be studied is the statutory general funding preference which is given to institutions that demonstrate either: (1) a high rate of placing graduates in medically underserved communities (MUCs), or (2) a significant increase in the rate of placing graduates in such settings. Comparisons of employment sites of graduates in school receiving the preference with those of graduates in schools not receiving the preference will indicate the significance of a funding preference in promoting program objectives of increasing access to care in underserved communities. The data collected through this survey will help to formulate programmatic and policy recommendations designed to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the PNT program.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: Bureau of Health Professions
FEDERAL CONTACT: Madeleine Turkletaub, 301-443-6193
PIC ID: 7130
PERFORMER: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC