ARS 36-1803 Grant: Nurses for a Healthy Arizona

Community Update Meeting

3:00 pm

Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 8, 2024


Project Title: Student Nurse/New Graduate Clinical Placements & Preceptor Training Pilot Grant Program


The Arizona Legislature approved HB 2691 / ARS 36-1803: Student Nurse Clinical Rotation and Licensed or Certified Nurse Training Pilot Program to expand the capacity of preceptor training programs at health care institutions, including assisted living facilities, centers or nursing care institutions for nursing students and newly licensed or certified nurses.




Grant Application

The application is a fillable PDF.

Download the application and fill out the fields.
Once finished email the completed form to

[email protected].


Application Dates

Feb. 19, 2024 - Mar. 29, 2024

Key points

  • $25 million annually for three years of state dollars
  • Program funds allocated from AHCCCS to Arizona Board of Nursing
  • Eligible entities: licensed health care institutions (HCIs)
  • Proposals from HCIs may be for one year or multiple years
  • Factors to determine grant awards shall include:
    • Geographic and population distribution
    • Number of new nurses or nursing assistants planned to be trained and retained
    • Cost of the program compared to other program proposals.
    • Use of evidence in program design

AZBN will provide the infrastructure, implementation, oversight, reporting, and evaluation of the pilot grant program.


AZBN will develop the administrative infrastructure to create and accept grant application forms; approve and deny applications; monitor progress and compliance of the grant recipients, collect and analyze data, and provide guidance and expertise related to practice readiness.

The grant program’s purpose shall be to increase the placements of student nurses/new grad nurses and nursing assistants in clinical rotations, increase and enhance preceptor training and increase the number and retention of nurses and nursing assistants in the state of Arizona.


Board consultants will oversee the Arizona Health Care Workforce, Grant Program 36-1803.

  • Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Kathy Scott, PhD, MPA, RN, FACHE
  • Tim Porter O’Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS

For additional information please email [email protected].

Approved Projects

Abrazo HealthPreceptor Training
Abrazo HealthExterns
Banner HealthNew Grad Residency
Banner HealthPerioperative NTS Program
Cobre ValleyCardiac Cath Lab Training
Cobre ValleyEnhanced Clinical Rotation
Cobre ValleyPreceptor
Dignity HealthNew Grad Residency
Dignity HealthClinical Rotation
Dignity HealthClinical Rotation
Honor HealthClinical Rotation (Students)
Honor HealthSpecialty
Kingman RegionalCombo
Lifepoint HealthClinical Rotation RN
Mayo HealthNew Grad Residency
Mayo CancerSpecialty
MGA HomecarePreceptor/New Grad
Northern Arizona HealthcareNew Nurse Clinical Rotation
Oasis Behavioral HealthPreceptor Training
Phoenix ChildrensCombo (Both Preceptor and  Residency)
San CarlosNew Grad Residency (and Preceptor)
San CarlosNew APRN (and Preceptor)
TMCPreceptor/New Grad
White MountainsCombination
Wickenburg Community HospitalClinical Rotation-Nursing Assistant
Yuma Regional Medical Center-RNPreceptor Training and RN Clinical Rotations