Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Nearly $400,000 for Kent State University Advanced Nursing Program | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Nearly $400,000 for Kent State University Advanced Nursing Program

August 14, 2020
Press Release

Kent, OH — Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces $399,780 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be awarded to Kent State University as part of their Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program, which prepares new primary care or behavioral health nurse practitioners to work in community settings. 

"I'm pleased that Kent State University continues to plan for the future of health care at this crucial time by ensuring nursing services are available where needed,” said Congressman Ryan. “I will continue to support the types of federal grants that help make that possible.”

“Congratulations to Dr. Jim Tudhope and his research team, Drs. Wendy Umberger from the Kent State College of Nursing and Drs. Jeffrey Moore and Vikil Girdhar from Portage Path Behavioral Health on their grant to prepare and increase the number of new behavioral health nurse practitioners to work in integrated, community-based settings,” said Denice Sheehan, PhD, Interim Dean and Henderson Memorial Endowed Chair at the Kent State University College of Nursing. “The three-year, $1.5 million award will expand and enhance the existing twelve-month residency program designed for recently-graduated nurse practitioners to improve competencies, self-confidence, and role socialization. Our Kent State nursing graduates and the community will certainly benefit from this extraordinary program. I look forward to their continued success.”  

The funding from this grant is part of $5 million available from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated or economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals in areas where they are needed most.

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