NSP II Updates

Stay Tuned!

The FY 2025 NSP II Competitive Institutional Grants RFA will be released in the summer of 2023. An FY 2025 NSP II Competitive Institutional Grants Writing Workshop and Technical Assistance Meeting will be in held in the Fall of 2023.

Contact kimberly.ford@maryland.gov to receive a link for the upcoming meetings.

Important Reminders

Reporting Due Dates

  • FY 2023 Annual Reports: Due August 31, 2023
  • FY 2023 Final Reports: Due September 30, 2023

Reminder: Due Date for Annual Reports

Please note the due date for annual reports has changed to August 31st each year to allow for year end close and actual expenditure reporting.

New Form for Annual Reports

The annual report budget summary template has been updated. The annual budget summary reports actual expenditures instead of projected expenditures (previously). Please use the updated form for reporting. Please submit via email by due date to laura.schenk1@maryland.gov and kimberly.ford@maryland.gov and via U.S. mail by due date with original signatures on budget summary forms. Photocopied/pdf signatures are not acceptable.

Important Deadlines

  • FY 2024 New Nursing Faculty Fellowship (NNFF) Nominations: Due 8.31.2023
  • FY 2024 Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) Nominations: Due 9.30.2023
  • FY 2024 MCSRC Nominations: 11.15.2023
  • FY 2024 Nurse Faculty Annual Recognition (NFAR) Nominations: Due 10.31.2023
  • FY 2023 Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC): Due 3.15.2024
  • FY 2025 NSP II Competitive Grant Applications: Due January 2024

4.17.2021 MNA Education Summit

Senate Bill 108

Senate Bill 108 was introduced during the 2016 Maryland legislative session to remove the term "bedside" as a descriptor in the statutory provision that establishes the NSP II. Instead of focusing on "bedside" nurses, SB 108 allows the NSP II to expand the projects eligible for NSP II funding to keep pace with the rapidly changing provision of health care services. SB 108 was voted favorable by the Maryland Senate and the House and was approved by the Governor on April 26, 2016.

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

For information on undergraduate and other nursing scholarships (not related to teaching), see the MHEC Office of Student Financial Assistance, Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program page. The WSSAG is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation, including nursing. For more information or to submit WSSAG documents, contact: careerbased.mhec@maryland.gov.

For questions about your financial aid application or award, please log into MDCAPS at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us and send an email through your secure account to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).
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