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Expanding Clinical Immersion Program Site Education in the D

Wayne State University

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Nursing Students

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issue Addressed

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation (e.g., pathway program for LPNs to become RNs); Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals; Improving staffing shortage (allows healthcare professionals to be less burdened by amount of work); Expanding career and/or professional development opportunities of current healthcare professionals; Opportunity for educational reimbursement


Wayne State University has launched a program designed to increase the number of advanced education nurses who practice on primary care teams as the supply of primary care physicians diminishes. This program, Expanding Clinical Immersion Program Site Education in the D, is recruiting, matching, and providing financial aid to 36 primary care APRN students. $2,686,363 will go towards this 4-year project that will develop a replicable longitudinal clinical experience for 36 advanced nursing education students with the help of three of Wayne State's longstanding communication/practice partners: Advanced Health, Campus Health Center, and Ascension Health.

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