Premera RNHI

UW Premera Rural Nursing Health Initiative (RNHI) DNP Clinical Rotation Application Details


DNP students interested in rural primary care practice, improving health outcomes for rural communities, and working with diverse, underserved populations are invited to apply for a one quarter/semester Premera-funded rural clinical rotation. Matched students will receive a $10,000 stipend to defray living expenses during this training/learning experience.
  • Applications for Winter/Spring 2023 have closed.
  • Applications for Summer/Autumn 2023 will open Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Application closes on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5pm
  • Notifications to applicants will go out on or around Friday, March 17, 2023
  • We anticipate awarding 4-5 stipends for this last application cycle
  • AGNP-PC, FNP, NM, PNP-PC, and PMHNP students in good standing, in DNP programs (this opportunity is not open to MN/MSN students) from the following universities, are invited to apply:
    • Gonzaga University
    • Pacific Lutheran University
    • Seattle Pacific University
    • Seattle University
    • University of Washington
    • Washington State University
  • Ensure you have completed (or will complete) at least 100 hours of DNP clinical rotation hours prior to the start of this rural rotation (i.e., this opportunity is not for students enrolling in their first quarter / semester of clinical).
    • NOTE: UW and SU students in the NM track are exempted from this requirement and may apply for their first quarter of clinical.
  • You are not receiving HRSA ANEW funding (other HRSA scholarship funding is allowable).
  • Previous Premera rural clinical rotation recipients and applicants are encouraged to reapply for a future quarter/semester.
Before submitting your application, please ensure that you:
  • Meet all eligibility requirements
  • Prepare an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae (CV):
    • Resume/CV to be in PDF format, no more than 3 pages (Include your full name, address, phone number and email address on the first page)
    • Under each heading, list in chronological order (with the most recent first):
    • Education (degree, university, dates of degrees earned, major)
    • Clinical experience – including DNP clinical placements with dates, names of agencies, and locations
    • Employment history (list of jobs not included in clinical experience)
    • Professional and/or community activities (name of agency or group, dates, experience)
    • Certifications and licenses
    • Awards, honors, or merit scholarships
    • Languages you speak in addition to English
    • Any unique experience you think is relevant (including, but not limited to, presentations, publications, leadership in student organizations, research experience, advocacy activities)
  • Download an unofficial copy of your most recent DNP transcript(s) from your respective university.
  • Label all attachments (CV/resume, unofficial transcript, etc.) with your last name, first name, and name of attachment (e.g., Wood_Rebecca_CV).
  • Prepare the following essay questions (each 200-word maximum):
    • Describe how your previous experiences have prepared you for working and/or living in a rural setting?
    • How do you expect to use what you will learn in a rural clinical setting to advance your professional growth?
    • What are your plans for employment after graduation?
    • Please describe what you envision your role to be in addressing systemic inequities within the health care system that primarily impact marginalized communities.
  • Identify two (2) recommenders (one academic and one professional) that can speak to your clinical skills; be prepared to supply their names and emails and let them know that they will be receiving a REDCap survey via email from
  • Detailed instructions for the recommendation process are located below in the recommendations section. Recommenders will not receive their surveys until applicants have submitted their application in REDCap.
  • Complete all answers thoroughly
  • Note the RETURN CODE that is auto generated if you leave the survey. Please retain the return code so you can continue/complete the survey later but prior to the deadline (please note the return code is not case sensitive).

Please provide the names and emails for two (2) references/recommenders. Specifically, we are seeking to receive a recommendation from one academic (e.g., a Clinical Instructor, FCA, etc.) and one professional (e.g., a Preceptor, a supervisor familiar with your clinical skills, etc.).We are specifically interested in recommenders who can speak to your potential and/or actual proficiency within a rural clinical setting.

Once you complete this application (submit the survey), a recommendation survey will automatically be sent to each recommender. It is important that you let each of them know to expect a survey via email (from and to submit their responses by the deadline.

Recommenders will be asked how they know you and your work. They will also be asked to rate applicants on the following criteria:

  • To what extent has the applicant indicated a commitment to primary care practice with rural populations?
  • To what extent is the applicant committed to working with diverse and underserved populations?
  • To what extent does the applicant maintain professionalism?
  • To what extent does the applicant demonstrate adaptability in response to new or changing situations?
  • To what extent is the applicant self-directed?
  • To what extent does the applicant demonstrate appropriate assessment, diagnostic, and clinical competencies for the level in their program of study?

If desired, they may elaborate on any criteria ratings.

When your recommenders have submitted their surveys, you will receive automated notification emails. If you have not received confirmation emails for both recommendations one week prior to the due date, please contact and remind your recommenders to submit the survey. If for some reason your recommender(s) have submitted but you have not received a confirmation email, please contact the UW Premera Grant Team ( and we will confirm receipt of the survey.

If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact the Grant Team at

The UW Premera RNHI Grant has a limited number of stipends to award each quarter/semester. Applicants who were not chosen for this round are encouraged to reapply for a future quarter/semester of clinical.