Health Funding: NP4BC Program open again!

Nurses are Boss!Hey Funds Fans!  The NP4BC program has opened a second round for applications.  Deadline: 12:00pm noon on Friday, December 20th, 2013.

The Nurse Practitioners for British Columbia (NP4BC) program supports the optimized use of Nurse Practitioner (NP) skills and competencies for primary health care by providing opportunities for NPs to be utilized as independent health practitioners, in collaborative inter-professional relationships with physicians and other health care providers.

To support the further integration of NPs into the system, funding for up to 45 new NP positions per year over the next three years will be made available (2012/13 – 2014/15). Supporting the integration of NP roles will support increased access to primary health care services for high need priority populations and local gaps in care – frail elderly, chronic co-morbid, mental health and substance use, maternity, and unattached patients.

All submissions must be supported and approved by the Health Authority with signatures from the Chief Nursing Officer and Primary Health Care Lead and by health care provider(s) collaborating with the NP. Submissions that do not have signed Health Authority approval will not be considered.

NOTE: Funding under this initiative will not be used to fund NP positions in acute care practice settings.

Make it happen!  Apply today 🙂