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SON Faculty Earn Education Grants

HRSA Grant Brings Support for Advanced Practice Nursing Students

Dr. Maggie Miller led the proposal team for a two-year, $700,000 grant for the School of Nursing to help increase the number of advanced practice nurses in primary care roles in North Carolina. The grant was awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It will create funding for graduate nursing students who will be prepared as advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) in primary care nurse practitioner (NP) roles at the SON.

Funding will offset the costs of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for 10 full-time NP students per year for up to 2 years. Students who are ethnic minorities, have served in the military, and/or come from disadvantaged, medically underserved communities will be targeted to receive funding.

Dean Swanson, Jill Summers, Kathy Moore and Grace Chen also helped in research, writing, editing and making the grant proposal a success.

Rhonda Lanning Awarded Grant to Develop Doula Course

Clinical instructor Rhonda Lanning, RN, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, was selected to receive a $8,000 Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grant.

Lanning says that the funds will be used to create a service-learning course that will prepare health science students to become professional doulas. Doulas provide emotional and physical support to women during labor and birth, and students who participate in the course will be eligible to provide doula care at the UNC Women’s Hospital as part of the UNC Volunteer Doula Service.

Click here to read more about on the UNC Volunteer Doula Program.