Grants and Projects



The Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics, and Cultural Enhancement (EMBRACE) grant is a federally funded program to increase nursing workforce diversity through better understanding the effect of students’ background, goals, lifestyle, and social support on their level of persistence and post-graduation outcomes. Holistic admissions, faculty training to support diverse students, and $600,000 in student financial support are among the many student centered initiatives in this grant. Read more here:

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The "Rural - Women of the Mountains Accessing New Services (Rural-WOMANS)" Project is being launched through a two-year federal grant expected to total $1.4 million. In addition to providing over $350,000 in student financial support, this grant provides the opportunity for the School of Nursing to partner with Mountains Community Hospital and Rural Health Clinics. This partnership will provide graduate Women’s Health Care students opportunities for clinical education training in rural communities and provide additional much needed healthcare access for residents of the San Bernardino mountains. Read more here: in new window



The SBIRT Project is a three year federally funded grant from SAMHSA, to develop, implement and evaluate SBIRT training for CSUF undergraduate students in Nursing and Human Services and graduate students in Social Work. In addition, field instructors and health professionals in the community will be offered the opportunity to take SBIRT as a continuing education course. Read more here:

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