Academic/Practice Partnerships in Rural Michigan: Educating Nurse Practitioner Students for Primary and Mental Health Care Using Co-Design and Reciprocity
Grand Valley State University
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers AND healthcare workforce retention
Workforce Issues Addressed
Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession; Attracting individuals who are unemployed (& in the labor force) and/or who are searching for a new career path to work in a healthcare profession; Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
Increases training available to individuals not yet in the workforce to work in a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals
Grand Valley State University requested $2,799,987 to implement "Academic/Practice Partnerships in Rural Michigan: Educating Nurse Practitioner Students for Primary and Mental Health Care Using Co-Design and Reciprocity." This initiative is intended to transform the workforce by targeting needed areas, combatting mental health issues, and using technology/telehealth to deliver primary care in rural and underserved populations. 15 students from rural/underserved populations will be recruited and provided funding until graduation as Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNPs).