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Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Grant- University of Detroit Mercy

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

University of Detroit Mercy

Occupations Involved

Nurse Anesthetists

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Training current healthcare populations so that they will be able to serve a broader population; Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


The University of Detroit Mercy's Nurse Anesthetist program will improve access to health care by rural and underserved populations with a focus on combatting the opioid crisis. Nurse Anesthetist students will receive training grounded in the proper use of opioids and alternatives to opioids for surgery. To aid in cultural-competent and patient-centered care, the trainees will complete rotations in underserved and rural communities within the Detroit metropolitan area.

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