The purpose of the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) grant is to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to practice in rural and underserved settings through academic and clinical training. The goals of the ANEW program at Francis Marion University are to establish and enhance an academic-practice partnership between schools of nursing and primary care practice sites in rural and underserved areas, to facilitate graduate students to enter the MSN/FNP program by reducing educational debt and to enable MSN/FNP students to become primary care advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to serve medically rural and/or underserved populations of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.


Up to $22,000 per year per full-time student and up to $11,000 per year per part-time student.


  1. Be a licensed RN;
  2. Be enrolled full- or part-time in the MSN/FNP program;
  3. Be in good academic standing;
  4. Be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States;
  5. Agree to a longitudinal clinical training experience(s) in a rural and/or underserved setting.

Preference is given to students closest to completing the program.

To Apply

Click here to download the application form.

Return completed applications to:

Susan M. Orrico, Grant Manager
CCHS 353
PO Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502-0547

The deadline for applications is July 6, 2018.

More Information

For any questions about the ANEW grant or the application process please contact:

Suzan M. Orrico, Grant Manager

Brianna E. Jones, Grants Coordinator

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #T94HP30907, Advanced Nursing Education Workforce, $532,859, 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.