The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing receives $769,000 to enhance rural emergency and hospital care. Dr. Kathy Morris is assistant professor in the UNMC College of Nursing and is the project director the 3 year grant. She says they are launching a new certificate program that offers advance education and training for family nurse practitioners who work in rural and underserved areas.
Classes will be taught using internet distance technology. Once a semester the nurse practitioner will travel to the Med Center for further training. Dr. Morris says the goal is to help the family nurse practitioner who currently works and lives in rural Nebraska to obtain the additional skills to help them further meet the needs of the patients in these critical access hospitals.
Classes for the program will begin in August. Applications will be accepted through March 30th. This program is for those who already earned a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner and are licensed and practicing in rural Nebraska.