BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
The University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing has established the Rural Nursing Health Initiative (RNHI) in partnership with Premera. The Premera RNHI program aims to enhance clinical placements for advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) students and post-graduate ARNP fellows from the UW Doctor of Nursing practice (DNP) program, in collaboration with DNP programs across Washington state, with the goal of encouraging interest in, and successful transition to, practice in rural communities. The UW Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) is conducting a comprehensive evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the Premera RNHI to contribute to preparing the next generation of ARNPs to practice in rural areas. More information coming soon!
Susan M Skillman, MS, Natalia V Oster, PhD, Bianca K Frogner, PhD, University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies