A program to train nurse practitioners at North Dakota State University was awarded a $513,992 grant to help prepare family nurse practitioners to serve rural areas.

The grant will help NDSU to promote clinical education in rural health care shortage areas. North Dakota has 55 health care shortage areas, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

More than 90 percent of NDSU’s advanced practice nursing graduates remain within 230 miles of their training, and more than half of NDSU’s advanced practice nursing graduates work in clinics in rural or health professional shortage areas.

SOURCE: bismarcktribune.com