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Clinical Fellowship for APRNs

This unique program supports Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) graduates in gaining additional skills focused on complex primary care practice in rural, urban and tribal underserved community-based settings across the State of Kansas.

Over 12 months, fellows will have precepted clinical time as they develop their own patient panel, clinical mentoring, and specialty rotations. A robust, evidenced-based didactic program will include offerings to support:

  • acquisition of telehealth competencies,
  • improved leadership skills,
  • quality improvement application, and
  • clinical topics for the business of primary care and specialized care in rural or underserved complex health settings.

Fellows will be mentored in post-program practice opportunities with the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center.

Watch the 2021 Info Session featuring Dr. Summar Anthony.


Recent graduate of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)program in a primary care role of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Commitment to practice in a rural, urban or tribal underserved community.

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Dates and Contact

Application Open
March 1-April 1
Fellowship Begins
September 1

Laura Crystal
Fellowship Coordinator
The University of Kansas
School of Nursing

2022-2023 Fellowship Cohort

HeytensDr. San Heytens, FNP

Graduate of Fort Hays State University
Clinical Site: Genesis Family Health in Garden City, KS

Von FeldtDanielle Von Feldt, FNP

Graduate of Walden University
Clinical Site: Hays Medical Center in Hays, KS


Dr. Leigh Smith, FNP

Graduate of the University of Kansas
Clinical Site: Caritas Clinic in Kansas City, KS

GoodellDr. Samantha Goodell, CNM

Graduate of Baylor University
Clinical Site: Sunflower Birth Center in Winfield, KS and Born Midwifery in Wichita, KS

2022 APRN group

2021-2022 Cohort:

Dr. Shelly Pavlu at KU Health System Great Bend in Great Bend, KS;

Sarah Muret at SCK Midwives in Winfield, KS

Dr. Taryn Gort at Swope Health in Kansas City, MO;

Dr. Alex Titus at Genesis Family Health in Garden City, KS

Dr. Mallory Kirby at KC Care in in Kansas City, MO;

2021 APRN Group

2020-2021 Cohort:

Dr. Tam Chieu at Hays Medical Center in Hays, KS;

Dr. Summar Anthony at First Care Clinic in Hays, KS;

Dr. Erin Casey at Ulysses Family Physicians in Ulysses, KS;

Dr. Heather Holaday at KU Health System Pawnee Valley in Larned, KS

"This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,999,542. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government."

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