Primary care nurse practitioners will train to work in rural and underserved areas of Alabama under a new program in the University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing.

BAMA-Care will recruit and enroll nurse practitioner students over a two-year period to help increase diversity in the health profession workforce. The program calls for at least 50 percent of participants to be from underrepresented minority groups and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Capstone College of Nursing is now identifying eligible students for the first year.