Miami, Fla. – Barry University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences received a $340,340 grant. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program for this year.
The grant money will be used to support programs (MSN and Post-BSN to DNP) for those students studying to become Family Nurse Practitioners. About 40 students in the final year of their studies, which is the most challenging year, will receive the funds to directly pay for tuition, fees, and books.
“This grant serves to increase the number of minority nursing students going into the field,” said Terri Rocafort, professor of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “It addresses the health care needs of that population preparing to become nurses in their own culture to care for the diverse population of South Florida.”
Since 2010, the AENT award funds have increased from just over $33,000.