This program, supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides 3-5 year fellowships to masters prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues. The major aim of the MFP Program is to address the Nation's need for doctorally educated nurses who represent America's ethnic/minority populations. It is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, including ethnic minority people and their families. The research focus of the Fellows include various aspects of mental health such as child abuse, violence in intimate relationships, mental health disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder), substance abuse, mental health service utilization, and stigma as barrier to mental health care and personal resilience.
All applicants must meet the following criteria: An American Citizen or have Permanent Visa Status; an Individual with a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or a Related Field and Pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health or Related Field; A Registered Nurse; An ANA Member; A Member of an Ethnic/Racial Minority Group: Asian or Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and Able to Demonstrate a Commitment to a Research Career in Nursing and Substance Abuse and/or Psychiatric/Mental Health Issues Affecting Minority Populations.