New York nursing school granted $2.8M for rural telehealth training

The Health Resources and Services Administration, an HHS agency, awarded Vestal, N.Y.-based Binghamton University's nursing school $2.8 million in funding for telehealth training and technology to serve patients in rural areas, Business Journal News Network reports.

The grant, which will provide $700,000 annually for four years, will provide tuition assistance for nursing students as well as telehealth technology including clinical tools and software.

The HRSA funding is through the agency's advanced nursing education workforce program, which aims to increase the number of trained primary-care nurses and providers serving rural areas. The ANEW scholars program incorporates telehealth because it helps alleviate the lack of specialty care providers in rural America as well as the challenges that patients face when they are required to travel long distances for healthcare, said Ann Fronczek, ANEW scholar telehealth and nursing-education consultant, according to the report.

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