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Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program

Addressing the Primary Care Shortage in Utah

The HRSA-funded Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program brings better health to rural and urban underserved Utah. Graduate nursing students and community members reap the benefits of rural training opportunities.

Utah’s rural and urban underserved communities face a shortage of health professionals. The ANEW grant helps address that need by creating partnerships between University of Utah Health and underserved communities.

Increasing rural and urban underserved training opportunities for graduate nursing students enhances clinical capacity and ensures that more nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives will be ready to deliver high-quality primary care for people who need it.

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Anew Builds Bridges to Better Health

We train, support, and evaluate primary care preceptors who are nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives in rural settings. Primary care graduate students are prepared to practice with confidence in those settings. Upon graduation, we help graduates find employment in rural and underserved communities.

What We’re Doing

  1. We’re increasing the number of rural clinical training sites for students.
  2. We train, support, and evaluate primary care advance-practice nursing clinical preceptors in rural communities.
  3. We’re prepare primary care advance-practice nursing students to practice with confidence in rural settings.
  4. Upon graduation, we help connect advance-practice nursing graduates with employment in rural and underserved communities. 

We Want You

We are actively prioritizing enrollment of nurses in rural communities into the family, gerontology, women’s health, and nurse-midwifery tracks. Grant funds support ANEW trainees accepted to the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. ANEW trainees also receive significant tuition discounts.

Additionally, we recruit advance-practice nursing students who, upon graduation, will pursue their nursing careers in rural areas of America.


Program Information

Trainee Support (Advanced Practice Nursing Students) Up to $22,750 in stipend funds per year for up to two years' in the program. Recipients may be eligible for a tuition reduction. 
Who is Eligible?

Students MUST be admitted to the College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program AND a current first, second, or-third year student pursuing one of the following tracks.

  • Family
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Women's Health
Grant Funding Availability Funding is available between July 2023 - June 2027
Application Details Contact Somer Aly for an application and additional information
What if I am not awarded funds the first time I apply? Students may re-apply the following year.  We encourage you to contact us BEFORE resubmitting your application for feedback on previous year application.
How many awards are given per year? Approximately 20 slots are available each year