Premera RNHI

DNP Student Rural Clinical Rotations

With support from the Premera Foundation, the UW Rural Nursing Health Initiative (RNHI) invites DNP students who are interested in rural primary care practice to learn the advanced practice nursing role in a rural setting in Washington state!

DNP STUDENT CLINICAL APPLICATION           DNP STUDENT APPLICATION DETAILS
Matched students will receive a $10,000 stipend to defray living expenses during this training/learning experience. Recipients must commit to a clinical rotation in an approved rural clinical site, as assigned by their program’s Clinical Placement Coordinator, for the duration of the quarter or semester, in accordance with the program’s required clinical hours. Please note that the rural clinical placement may require overnight travel within Washington state and the recipients is responsible for all travel-related costs (i.e. lodging, food, gas, airfare, etc…).

To-date, the UW Premera RNHI Grant has awarded 37 stipends to DNP students from 6 universities across the state, to complete rural clinical rotations in these locations:

Clinical Rotation locations as of July 2021-mapline


Application Process
  • The Summer/Autumn 2021 application is closed.
  • The application for Winter/Spring 2022 rural rotations opens October 1, 2021 and closes October 15, 2021.
  • Late applications and/or recommendations will not be accepted.
Eligibility Requirements
  • AGNP-PC, FNP, NM, PNP-PC, and PMHNP students in good standing, in DNP programs from the following universities, are invited to apply:
    • University of Washington
    • Washington State University
    • Seattle University
    • Seattle Pacific University
    • Pacific Lutheran University
    • Gonzaga University

“The clinical experience at a rural site has helped sharpen my skills and judgment to become a better future provider…definitely a must-have experience…”
(Phuong Aloni Le, UW DNP / FNP stipend recipient, Winter 2021 UW Premera RNHI stipend recipient)

“I have always taken under consideration relocating to a smaller community and working as an NP but this rotation helped me imagine myself actually doing it.” (Agata Millar, Seattle Pacific University DNP/AGNP student, Spring 2021 UW Premera RNHI stipend recipient)

“I intend to work in a rural area following graduation, and having grown up in a rural area, I understand that obtaining clinical education in that setting is paramount to prepare myself to succeed as a rural healthcare provider.”
(Carolyn Mattson, Seattle University DNP/FNP student, Autumn 2020 UW Premera RNHI stipend recipient)

“I think working in a rural health setting has informed me how to manage my patients… There is a unique practice autonomy that a rural health setting offers. You will see everything in your textbook and more.” (Jessica Medrala, UW DNP/FNP student, Autumn 2020 UW Premera RNHI stipend recipient pictured with her preceptor at Confluence Health)

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If you have additional questions about the application process,
please contact the Grant Team at PremeraRNHI@uw.edu
Funded by: Premera