Premera RNHI

Rural ARNP Fellowship – A Solution for Washington State

UW Premera RNHI ARNP Fellowship application timeline for 2024-2025:

– OPENED: Friday, 12/1/2023
– CLOSED: Monday, 2/12/2024
– OFFER DATE: Monday, 4/8/2024
– START DATE: Tuesday, 9/3/2024

Our fellowship mission: 

The mission of the UW Premera Rural Nursing Health Initiative fellowship is to cultivate autonomous, confident, and competent nurse practitioners through collaborative and structured clinical education, providing continuity for compassionate, evidence-based health care that improves access and  health outcomes in rural populations.

With support from the Premera Foundation, the UW Rural Nursing Health Initiative (RNHI) invites newly licensed (or soon to be licensed) Nurse Practitioners from across the country to apply for a 12-13 month paid fellowship designed to partner newly graduated ARNPs with rural healthcare practices across Washington state. These partnerships offer a unique fellowship experience of programmatic expertise, academic excellence, and a robust professional network designed to enhance the fellows’ professional competency and confidence in the rural clinical setting.

We are recruiting FNPs, PMHNPs, and AGNPs for our 4th Cohort of UW Premera RNHI ARNP Fellows. Augment your ARNP education with our supportive transition to practice in rural primary care!

Kitti Cramer, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Office for Premera Blue Cross, welcomes our 3rd cohort of six UW Premera RNHI ARNP fellows (2023-2024)

Program structure:

  • Build your own patient panel with access to expert preceptors and mentors – 3 days per week
  • Participate in focused training in specialty areas relevant to rural practice
  • Engage in weekly (virtual) didactics and 4 days of in-person skills workshops at the UW SON Simulation Center
  • Complete a quality improvement project to meet organizational and community needs
  • Network with a cohort of fellows across the state, for added support and encouragement

Why consider a rural ARNP fellowship?

“It’s an opportunity for growth but also an opportunity to help people in a community who may not otherwise get medical care or have access to providers… I was excited about being able to help and to be helped at the same time.” – Elaine O., UW Premera RNHI FNP Fellow, 2022-2023 Cohort

For a brief presentation about our Rural ARNP Fellowship CLICK HERE

UW Premera RNHI ARNP Fellowship Program At a Glance:


Do you have questions regarding the ARNP post graduate fellowship application process?