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College of Nursing

Graduate Nursing Scholarship Information

AENT grant funds are not available for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please check back next year for updates.

Thank you.


Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship (AENT) Guidelines

The AENT is a federally funded traineeship program (Title VIII, Section 811 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act of 2010) designed to provide Nurse Practitioner students assistance with the costs of tuition, books, and stipends.

***Guidelines Revised Spring 2011 - Please read carefully

AENT Applications are to be submitted to:
RaeJean Griffin, NP Program Administrative Assistant

Eligibility Requirements:

The students selected for traineeship awards meet criteria as follows:

  • full admission to the University and to the Graduate Nursing APRN (NP) program
  • in good academic standing
  • demonstrate potential for successful completion of the MSN-APRN (NP) program
  • enrolled in the MSN-APRN (NP) program on a full-time or part-time basis
  • agree to provide the program with required information for completion of AENT records, including results of national nursing certification exams and data regarding professional employment activity following graduation
  • and meet citizenship criteria in accordance with AENT eligibility requirements

Priority will be given to those students who are currently employed and/or agree to practice in rural or medically underserved communities, public health settings in State or local health departments, or Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).


  • Must be accepted in the Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Student must be registered for courses in the semester applying for AENT.
  • All application deadlines must be met.
  • Student may be full-time or part-time and must meet all other criteria to be eligible for AENT AENT Grant Application and Eligibility Guidelines (pdf)

AENT Grant Application Deadline Dates:

  • Spring, November 7th
  • Fall, July 20th