December 28, 2016

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UMass given $2.1M to expand primary care in Worcester County

Partnership strengthens pipeline of nurse practitioners into high-need health care settings

The Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School has been awarded a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources Services Administration to launch an ambitious project to expand access to primary care in Worcester County.

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UMass Medical School

The Central Massachusetts Advanced Nursing Education Academic-Practice Partnership will increase the numbers of advanced practice nurses ready to work in health care facilities serving underserved communities.

“The need for new nurse practitioner graduates to expediently transition to real world practice requires preparation through partnerships with health care providers these communities rely on,” said Karen Dick, Ph.D., associate professor and associate dean for advanced practice programs at the GSN and principal investigator for the grant.

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