Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration
Memorial Hermann is one of five hospitals selected to participate in a $200 million initiative designed to increase the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and fund the clinical training for those APRNs called the Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. Participation was awarded to Memorial Hermann in 2012 by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Advanced Practiced Registered Nurses (APRNs) are nurses with post-graduate education in nursing. APRNs assist in meeting the needs of a growing complex health care system and improve access to care, deliver quality outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. To date, hospitals and other healthcare providers have been able to accept only a limited number of APRN students for clinical training due to cost and lack of clinical training sites.
Benefits of APRNs include:
To increase the number of APRNs who will provide primary care, preventive care, transitional care, chronic care management, and other services for Medicare beneficiaries and increase the number of qualified clinical training sites.
Create a model that will be presented and adopted by Congress that will demonstrate the need to continue the funding to offset the clinical training of APRNs and allow more APRNs to enter the program which will provide healthcare consumers with readily accessible and cost effective healthcare services.
Memorial Hermann partnered with four schools of nursing, Gateway to Care and community healthcare providers in nine counties (download 9-county map) to accomplish the goals set by CMS. Together, we will admit, secure clinical site placements, create and monitor progress, collect data and exchange information on best practices. This demonstration will establish and refine a cost effective model for operating a large network of APRN clinical placement sites.
Dozens of healthcare partnerships have been established in nine Texas counties for the clinical training of students.
The healthcare partnerships consist of:
Below are the locations of the four participating schools of nursing. Download the complete nine-county map PDF of all participating organizations here.
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Lori Hull-Grommesh DNP ACNP-BC CCRN NEA-BCDirector of the Texas Gulf Coast Graduate Nurse Education DemonstrationMemorial Hermann Health System(713) 515-4101
Patricia Hercules RN, MSDirector, System Clinical EducationAdministration-Texas Gulf Coast Graduate Nurse Education DemonstrationMemorial Hermann Health System(713) 932-5767 phone(713) 932-5775 firstname.lastname@example.org