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BHWET - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Funding

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

UM-Flint, Carriage Town Ministries Health Screening and Education Clinic, Genesee Country Free Medical Clinic, Hamilton Community Health Network, HRSA

Occupations Involved

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession - addresses a barrier to going into a healthcare profession


University of Michigan-Flint received a grant of over $1 million to create a program whose goal is to increase access to psychiatric mental health/behavioral health services for the medically underserved population in Flint. The program will fund 22 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practictioner (PMHNP) students who are in longitudinal clinical training preceptorships in underserved, primary care settings. Eligible students must be from Flint or surrounding communities.

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