Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Nurse Practitioner Practice in Rural Primary Care

Rural provider shortages in primary care can be alleviated by encouraging and supporting nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice in rural clinical sites, which are more likely to employ NPs than urban sites. This study will survey and interview NP education program directors, and key staff including NPs and other health professionals at rural NP clinical training sites, to identify characteristics of successful clinical training programs that support NPs’ transition from education to rural employment and effective practice.

For more information, contact Susan Skillman, MS