Advanced Rural Hospital Care Program

Advanced Rural Hospital Care Program

Who is it for? Does this describe you and your goals?

The ARCH grant serves to improve patient outcomes in rural hospitals. This is a program that will provide emergency care education to family nurse practitioners. If you are currently enrolled in a family nurse practitioner program and desire the preparation to meet the challenges in rural hospitals, the Advanced Rural Hospital Care (ARHC) program is designed for you. The program’s goal is to increase patient access to high quality emergency care and improved inpatient outcomes in rural and medically underserved areas.

What is the ARHC program?

The Advanced Rural Hospital Care Program (ARHC) project is a three-year federal training grant that was awarded to the College of Nursing in 2011. Nebraska has 65 Critical Access Hospitals; that rely on skilled healthcare providers to meet the needs of the community. The ARHC program is designed to develop advanced clinical skills in emergency care and inpatient management for family nurse practitioners.

The overall goal of the Advanced Rural Hospital Care (AR HC) program for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) is to prepare the nursing workforce that will increase access to high quality emergency care and inpatient management in rural critical access hospitals in Nebraska, there-by reducing health care access disparities experienced by Nebraskans residing in rural and medically underserved areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact Kathy Morris, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, AE-C or Carla Swartz, Project Coordinator

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