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UNMC Receives $1.18 Million Grant to Increase Number of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Statewide
Targeted News Service (10/26/09)

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has awarded a three-year, $1.18 million grant to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing that is expected to nearly double the number of psychiatric nurse practitioners in Nebraska. UNMC College of Nursing will use the grant to increase access to its family psychiatric nurse practitioner master's degree and family psychiatric nurse practitioner "Sprint Track" post master's certificate programs via Internet-based learning and videoconferencing systems. "This advanced technology will make students feel like they are sitting in the same room as the faculty member and fellow students," says Michael Rice, professor of psychiatric nursing, UNMC College of Nursing and project director of the grant. "The technology also will enable faculty to supervise students in clinical settings and communicate with the students' preceptors who supervise and monitor the students in clinical settings." Although Nebraska has 46 psychiatric nurse practitioners, 89 of its 93 counties have mental health workforce shortages. The grant should increase the number of psychiatric nurse practitioners available to diagnose and treat mental illnesses by 43.

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