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Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship HRSA-20-007
Combating the Opioid Crisis by Increasing the Nurse Anesthesia Workforce in
Rural and Underserved Communities

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Michigan State University College of Nursing

Occupations Involved

Nurse Anesthetists

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Training current healthcare professionals 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


Michigan State University College of Nursing received $100,000 of funding from HRSA that supports first-, second- and, third-year nurse anesthesia students to complete their masters and doctoral degrees. During their education, students expand their understanding of pain and opioid use disorder management while gaining first hand knowledge by completing training in rural and medically underserved communities.

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