RURAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS
The UIC College of Nursing now educates nurse leaders throughout Northern and Central Illinois. Understanding that rural communities experience unique health disparities, the College offers a concentration in rural nursing, known as RNURSING.
Health disparities affecting rural communities stem from unique social, economic and behavioral factors. It takes specialized professionals to deliver effective care. RNURSING helps advanced practice nursing students to develop those specialized skills for practicing in rural settings while helping to mitigate the health disparieties caused by a shortage of healthcare professionals in those areas.
RNURSING Program Features:
The RNURSING concentration consists of:
- A series of eight, one-credit-hour courses offered over four years of enrollment in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
- Interprofessional education and practice initiatives that aim to address the shortage of healthcare professionals in rural communities
Application deadline for the DNP program for RNURSING is January 15. No separate application is required. Interested DNP applicants can look for the prompt on the standard application to be guided through appropriate next steps.
RNURSING is concentration within the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Students enrolled in any of the college’s 12 advanced practice DNP programs can elect to earn the concentration in rural nursing. These students typically come from rural backgrounds or are interested in practicing in a rural community.
DNP, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC, FAANP
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, Illinois 61107
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