Premera RNHI

Leadership & Professional Development

The UW Premera RHNI Fellowship program encourages our fellows to continue to expand their learning and professional development through well-being sessions, reflective journaling, conference attendance, and active participation in weekly inter-professional didactic sessions.

Well-being Sessions 


The purpose of the bi-monthly well-being sessions is to provide a consistent space for new nurse practitioners to reflect on and grow in their professional role through the sharing of patient encounters. The focus is not on the diagnostic challenge of the patient but the interpersonal exchange. 

Sessions are intended to support resiliency and help fellows feel less isolated as they navigate the day-to-day work as a provider in the primary care environment. The structure of the group is modeled after Balint Groups ( and facilitated by a seasoned Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Reflective Journaling 


Reflective journaling is an important component to the fellowship programFellows are expected to journal weekly and share their reflections with their program directorsReflective journaling helps fellows make the professional adjustment to practice and has been shown to contribute to resiliency.


Conference Attendance 
The 2022-2023 Cohort attended the two-day UW CNE Primary Care Conference in Seattle – learning from experts, validating and enhancing clinical competencies, exploring an extensive variety of topics, and connecting with exhibitors, other providers, and with each other! (funded by the UW Premera RNHI grant)

Additionally, UW Premera RHNI Fellows may request up to $2,000 in reimbursement from the UW Premera RNHI Grant for pre-approved travel and/or registration fees (note: time off to attend conferences is at the discretion of the fellowship sites’ program directors). Conference attendees will be expected to brief their fellow colleagues during the weekly didactic sessions.  The following conferences are encouraged:   

  • National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC) 
    Dates / location TBD (typically Summer) 

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  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)   

          June 20 – 25, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana  

  • Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) Spring Summit  

          Dates / location TBD  

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