42 U.S. Code § 296j - Advanced education nursing grants
For purposes of this section, the term “advanced education nurses” means individuals trained in advanced degree programs including individuals in combined R.N./Master’s degree programs, post-nursing master’s certificate programs, or, in the case of nurse midwives, in certificate programs in existence on the date that is one day prior to November 13, 1998, to serve as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse educators, nurse administrators, or public health nurses, or in other nurse specialties determined by the Secretary to require advanced education.
The Secretary shall prescribe guidelines as appropriate for other advanced nurse education programs eligible for support under this section.
In making awards of grants and contracts under subsection (a)(2) of this section, the Secretary shall give special consideration to an eligible entity that agrees to expend the award to train advanced education nurses who will practice in health professional shortage areas designated under section 254e of this title.
A prior section 296j, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VIII, § 815, as added July 29, 1975, Pub. L. 94–63, title IX, § 921, 89 Stat. 358; amended Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXVII, § 2752, 95 Stat. 929, set forth provisions relating to authorization, terms and conditions, etc., respecting grants for operational costs or meeting accreditation requirements, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–92, §§ 9(a)(1), 10(a), Aug. 16, 1985, 99 Stat. 400, 402, effective Oct. 1, 1985.
2010—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–148, § 5308(1), struck out “and nurse midwifery programs” after “practitioner” in heading and “and nurse midwifery” after “practitioner” in introductory provisions.
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 111–148, § 5308(3), (4), added subsec. (d) and redesignated former subsec. (d) as (e). Former subsec. (e) redesignated (f).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 111–148, § 5308(3), redesignated subsec. (e) as (f). Former subsec. (f) redesignated (g).
Subsec. (f)(2), (3). Pub. L. 111–148, § 5308(2), redesignated par. (3) as (2) and struck out former par. (2). Prior to amendment, text of par. (2) read as follows: “The Secretary may not obligate more than 10 percent of the traineeships under subsection (a) of this section for individuals in doctorate degree programs.”
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 111–148, § 5308(3), redesignated subsec. (f) as (g).