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Title: Division of Nursing Technical Assistance Workshops


1
Division of Nursing Technical Assistance Workshops
  • Faculty Development Integrated Technology into
    Nursing Education and Practice (ITNEP)
    Initiative
  • September 15-16,2008 (San Antonio, TX)
  • September 23-24,2008 (Rockville, MD)
  • Irene Sandvold, DrPH, CNM, FACNM
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Bureau of Health Professions
  • Division of Nursing

2
Faculty Development Integrated Technology
into Nursing Education and Practice (ITNEP)
Initiative
  • Legislative Authority
  • Title VIII, Section 831 of the Public Health
    Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Nurse
    Reinvestment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-205
    authorizes projects to provide education in new
    technologies, including distance-learning
    methodologies.

3
Purpose
  • Support nursing collaboratives for faculty
    development in the use of information and other
    technologies
  • Nursing collaboratives will use healthcare
    information systems to
  • Enhance nursing education and practice
  • Optimize patient safety
  • Drive improvements in health care quality

4
Purpose (cont.)
  • Nursing collaboratives
  • Offer state-of-the-art training sites
  • Promote the awareness of the latest simulated
    learning, informatics, and telehealth trends,
    advances, and issues
  • Must include all three areas informatics,
    simulated learning and telehealth in developing
    an innovative faculty development plan.

5
Eligibility
  • Collegiate schools of nursing capable of carrying
    out program goals and objectives
  • Eligible applicants must have a formal
    partnership with one or more
  • Academic health centers
  • Schools of nursing
  • Accredited public or private institutions
  • Public or private entity

6
Program Accreditation
  • A collegiate school of nursing must be accredited
    by a body recognized by the Secretary of
    Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    (CCNE) or
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting
    Commission (NLNAC).
  • Both institutional and graduate nursing program
    accreditations are required before the
    application can be considered for funding.

7
Accreditation New Programs
  • New programs that are not yet accredited must
    provide documentation from the Department of
    Education that indicates reasonable assurance
    that the program will meet the accreditation
    standards of NLNAC or CCNE prior to the beginning
    of the academic year following the normal
    graduation date of students of the first entering
    class.

8
Accreditation New Programs
  • New Programs should contact the Department of
    Education, Accreditation and State Liaison Unit
    at (202) 219-7011 and follow instructions in
    application guidance.
  • Documentation of the assurance from the
    Department of Education must be submitted at time
    of application.

9
Formal Written Agreements
  • Describe the partnership between the lead agency
    and other agencies and programs designated as
    collaborative partners.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of each
    collaborative partner and resources (including
    dollars, space, staff, and equipment).

10
Formal Written Agreements
  • Include signatures of authorized individuals from
    the lead applicant and collaborative partners
  • Must be dated within the twelve months of the
    application deadline.

11
Type of Award
  • Cooperative Agreement
  • is a form of a Federal grant
  • has substantial involvement from the Federal
    government and
  • dominant role and prime responsibilities are with
    grantee.

12
Summary of Funding
  • Approximately 600,000 is expected to be
    available annually to fund two (2)
  • new projects.

13
Budget
  • 5 year project period
  • Budgets exceeding 300,000 in a 12-month budget
    period, including direct and indirect costs, will
    not be considered in the competition
  • NOTE Applicants must submit one-year budgets
  • for each of the subsequent project period years

14
Budget Forms
  • SF-424 (RR) Budget Sections A through K
  • Sections E and J are not applicable
  • One-year budgets must be submitted for each
    budget period (total 5)
  • Budget Justification
  • Collaborative Partnership Costs
  • Equipment
  • Equipment requests of more than 30 of the total
    Federal budget will not be authorized

15
  • Specific Instructions
  • for Completing the
  • Faculty Development ITNEP
  • Application Narrative

16
Project Abstract
  • Project Abstract
  • Limited to 1 page
  • Purpose and rationale
  • Need for information and technology
  • Objectives
  • Methodology
  • Evaluation

17
Outline for Project Narrative
  • Introduction
  • Purpose of the project consistent with
    legislative purpose and purpose of the request
    for applications.
  • Needs Assessment
  • Demonstrate a need for information and technology
    to enhance nursing education and practice,
    optimize patient safety, and drive improvements
    in health care quality.

18
Outline for Project Narrative
  • Methodology
  • Objectives
  • Methodology
  • Activities
  • Timetable
  • Project Evaluation Plan
  • Responsible Staff

19
Outline for Project Narrative (cont.)
  • Workplan
  • Evidence of expertise in simulated
  • learning, informatics, and telehealth
  • Institutional resources
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Internal executive committee

20
Outline for Project Narrative (cont.)
  • Workplan (cont.)
  • Plan for developing state-of-the-art
  • training sites
  • Plan for teaching academic and clinical faculty
    how to use information and other technologies
  • Length/frequency of training
  • Number of faculty participating in training

21
Outline for Project Narrative (cont.)
  • Workplan (cont.)
  • Faculty selection criteria/process
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Interdisciplinary team approach
  • Sustainability

22
Outline for Project Narrative (cont.)
  • Resolution of Challenges
  • Evaluation and Technical Support Capacity
  • Organizational Information

23
Review Criteria
  • Need (5 Points)
  • Describes the need for faculty development in the
    use of simulated learning, informatics and
    telehealth and how the project will address the
    need
  • Response (30 Points)
  • Project objectives and methodology are responsive
    to the needs assessment and achievable within a
    five-year period

24
Review Criteria (cont.)
  • Response (cont.)
  • Identify infrastructure, areas of expertise,
    faculty development plan
  • Formal, signed, written agreements from lead
    applicant and collaborative partners must be
    included
  • Evaluative Measures (15 Points)
  • Reflects an evaluation plan for faculty
    participants as well as the overall project

25
Review Criteria (cont.)
  • Impact (10 Points)
  • Dissemination of project results, replicability,
    plan for sustainability beyond Federal funding
  • Resources/Capabilities (30 Points)
  • Collaborating entities commitment and
    qualifications are detailed
  • Clearly defined process for oversight and
    performance monitoring of collaborative partners

26
Review Criteria (cont.)
  • Support Requested (10 Points)
  • Proposed budget is reasonable with all line items
    clearly described and justified.

Note Applicants should pay strict attention to
addressing all criteria as outlined in the
guidance, as they are the basis upon which the
reviewers will evaluate the application.
27
Submission Date and Time
  • Applications must be submitted by December XX,
    2008 by 800 P.M. ET.
  • Note To ensure that you have adequate time
    to
  • follow procedures and successfully submit the
  • application, we recommend that you register
  • with Grants.gov as soon as possible.

28
Programmatic Inquiries
  • Technical assistance is available from the
  • Division of Nursing Staff at (301) 443-6333
  • or by email at
  • Irene Sandvold isandvold_at_hrsa.gov
  • Division of Nursing web site www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/n
    ursing

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