Translational Research and Implementation Science for Nurses (TRAIN) Program

Mount Sinai’s Translational Research and Implementation Science for Nurses (TRAIN) program supports Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students from underrepresented minority communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to become experts in translating research into clinical practice. Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH; R25 HL161579), this 12-week summer program is the first of its kind to provide DNP students with translational research mentorship within the clinical setting. TRAIN delivers collaborative, multidisciplinary, multispecialty classroom education and hands-on research experiences mentored by experts in fields of health disparities,  hypertension, and other clinical topics central to NHLBI’s mission. This unique program offers a generous stipend to offset the financial impact of professional development in this critical field.

2024 Program Dates and Commitment

The 2024 TRAIN program will run from May 28 through August 16. Participants must devote 30 hours per week to program activities during this period.


TRAIN applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Enrolled in an accredited DNP program for the duration of the program.
  3. Members of an underrepresented minority or disadvantaged community, as defined by the NIH

Application Process

Applications for the 2024 cohort are due February 9, 2024.

Please submit your application here. The application includes:

  1. Demographic and contact information.
  2. CV or resume.
  3. A 500-word personal statement articulating your translational research interests and career goals related to mitigating disparities in NHLBI’s health topics, which include heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from your academic faculty or mentor discussing why you would be an ideal candidate for a training program focused on advancing translational research in the practice setting. 
  5.  Your unofficial transcript from your DNP program. 
  6. Completed attestation form from your DNP program director, chair, or dean attesting that the program schedule is feasible and compatible with your coursework and school expectations.