Rural Health Concentration

The Rural Health concentration includes a minimum of two courses and two 40-hour week rural health clinical intensives. It aims to train advanced practice nurses and prepare them to fill the existing primary care gap disproportionately affecting rural areas. The development of a Rural Health concentration was established to provide students with tools, principles and knowledge to be able to investigate and problem-solve unique rural health issues. This concentration provides didactic content via lectures, case study review and forum discussions. The clinical intensives placements will assist in keeping students connected to their rural health pursuits with experienced rural health community preceptors. Both didactic and clinical components aim to help nurse practitioner students feel well-prepared to practice in rural settings.

Information Session

First-year master's students are invited to an information session on Nov. 15, 2023, 12-1 p.m. via Zoom to learn about the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Concentration and the Rural Health Concentration. Snacks will be provided. Contact Daniel Yaangh at [email protected] if you are interested and would like to attend. 


Courses Schedule Units
N217C Rural Health Seminar Fall quarter 1 unit
N415.10A Fall, winter, spring, summer 0.5-7 units
N260R Global Health at Home: Rural Immigrants and Refugees (this course is currently not offered, but may be in the future) Spring quarter 1 unit
N280 Closing the Opioid Treatment Gap via Nurse Activation Spring quarter 1 unit
N274D Farmworker Primary Health Care Spring quarter 2 units

Process for Applying to the Concentration

  • Students will complete the application form, which evaluates their goals for participation. 
  • Email from the student's advisor confirming knowledge of participation
  • Verification that the student is in good academic standing.

Contact Us

Coordinator: Elizabeth Castillo, MPH, FNP-BC