Support for Rural Recruitment and Practice Among U.S. Nurse Practitioner Education Programs
Describes nurse practitioner (NP) education programs across the United States to identify those actively promoting NP practice in rural areas; describes their use of education methods that may promote rural practice; and identifies barriers to recruiting rural students and providing rural NP clinical training. Programs reported that relocating or commuting to campus-based programs, limited rural training opportunities, and affordability were barriers for rural students.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Susan Skillman, Louise Kaplan, Holly Andrilla, Stefanie Ostergard, Davis Patterson