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.


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 Spring quarter 1 unit
IDS140.71 Interprofessional Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Fall, winter, spring, summer 1 unit
N274D Farmworker Primary Health Care Spring quarter 2 units

Process for Applying to the Concentration

  • Students will complete a form, which evaluates their goals for participation. Please contact the coordinator for the form.
  • 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