Wichita State University’s School of Nursing has been awarded a two-year grant of $697,515 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release.
The grant will be used to fund about 15 students who are pursuing advanced nursing education programs in an effort to increase the number of primary care health providers, specifically as nurse practitioners.
Alicia Huckstadt, professor and director of graduate programs and project director of the grant in the School of Nursing, says the program will help students graduate with less debt.
About 92 percent of the funds go directly toward student support, the release says.
The grant will go toward students interested in both family medicine and psychiatric specialties.