Practice Funding Portfolio

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse TechNology Enhanced Residency (PARTNER) Program

Principal Investigator: Simone Chinnis
Sponsor / Type: The Duke Endowment
Project Period: 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2024

The PARTNER program will support workforce readiness for PMH-NPs using a continuity of care tele-mental health model for rural primary care integration to increase accessibility while lowering cost. This formal post-graduate residency training program will offer high-quality and effective care to patients and a transition path for new, board-certified PMH-NPs to advance their proficiency.

Palliative Care Certificate

Principal Investigator: Carrie Cormack
Sponsor / Type: The David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation
Project Period: 09/09/2019 – 06/30/2024

MUSC CON will develop a post-Master of Science in Nursing to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) palliative care track and post-graduate certificate.

South Carolina Public Health Preparedness - Student Corp (SCPHPSC)

Principal Investigator: Kasey Jordan
Sponsor / Type: Clemson University/CDC
Project Period: 12/20/2022 – 06/30/2024

The lead organization of this 2-year workforce development proposal is Clemson University (CU). This proposed initiative will be housed within and serve as a key agenda item within the university’s School of Nursing’s Student Nurses Association (SNA). It is a CU designated student organization--within which members participate throughout their undergraduate and graduate program curricula. In addition to its formal relationship with the NSNA, the CU SNA also serves as a strategic partner of the university’s Center for Research on Health Disparities (CRHD) - an entity that serves to improve population health outcomes within rural and underserved communities.

Healthy Steps

Principal Investigator: Amy Williams
Sponsor / Type: First Steps South Carolina
Project Period: 04/01/2022 – 09/30/2024

HealthySteps, is an evidence-based, team-based pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities. The program is led by a HealthySteps Specialist, who joins the pediatric primary care team to ensure universal screening(s), provide successful intervention, referrals, and follow-up care to the whole family.

Next Steps: Enhancing Behavioral Health in Children and Adolescents

Principal Investigator: Amy Williams
Sponsor / Type: The Duke Endowment
Project Period: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025

Next Steps Behavioral Healthcare Program is an evidenced-based co-located behavioral healthcare program in a child or adolescent’s primary care medical home. The program integrates a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, behavioral healthcare counselors, and a community health worker to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health care focusing on the first-generation Latin American population of children and families.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training-Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (BHWET-CAY) Program for Professionals

Principal Investigator: Joy A. Lauerer
Sponsor / Type: HRSA
Project Period: 09/30/2023 - 09/29/2025

This application requests funds to support an innovative interdisciplinary academic-practice partnership for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing (CON). With children's behavioral health being declared a national crisis, the purpose of this project is to expand behavioral health services in rural and underserved communities to specifically address the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents and young adults.