Fairfield University and its Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies have received a four-year federal grant of $2.64 million for the development of a telehealth curriculum.
The university stated that it planned to incorporate evidence-based telehealth studies into its coursework, with the goal of using this technology in delivering care to underserved patients. The grant will also be used to expand the university’s nurse practitioner and nurse midwifery programs, as well as providing tuition support for its students.
“Once again, we are thrilled that Fairfield University and the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies have been selected to receive the latest of these valuable training grants that allow us to offer the highest quality programs for our family nurse practitioner, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and nurse midwifery students,” said Joyce Shea, associate dean for graduate studies.
The funds were allocated by the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program within the Health Resources Services Administration, the primary federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.