The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a four-year grant to the Community Health Network Foundation. The more than $2.5 million grant will be used to expand on an educational partnership with the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing.
With the grant funding, UIndy will add a minor in primary care nursing to their curriculum offerings and offer clinical training through Community Health Network.
Norma Hall, dean of the UIndy School of Nursing, said, “The University of Indianapolis is committed to preparing its graduates to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The development of a minor in primary care nursing with clinical experiences in ambulatory care provided by Community Health Network will prepare our nursing graduates to assume positions outside the hospital. We are thrilled to serve the healthcare needs of Indiana residents by preparing our graduates for this new and exciting career path.”
The Foundation is also using the grant to add primary care nurses to 10 sites throughout the state. The first of these 10 is on UIndy’s campus.