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Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Primary Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)

This unique program supports Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates in gaining additional skills focused on complex primary care practice in rural and underserved community-based settings across the State of Kansas

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 a Doctor of Nursing Practice program in a primary care role such as:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)

Apply Here

2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort:

CaseyDr. Erin Casey, FNP
  • Graduate of Missouri State University
  • Clinical Site: Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas
HoladayDr. Heather Holaday, FNP
  • Graduate of Fort Hays State University
  • Clinical Site: The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus in Larned, Kansas
ChieuDr. Tam Chieu, AGPCNP
  • Graduate of The University of Kansas
  • Clinical Site: The University of Kansas Health System, Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas
AnthonyDr. Summar Anthony, FNP
  • Graduate of Fort Hays State University
  • Clinical Site: First Care Clinic in Hays, Kansas

"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."

Last modified: Feb 23, 2021
Important Dates

Application Open
January 15 - March 1, 2021

Fellowship Begins
July 2021

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Laura Crystal
Fellowship Coordinator
The University of Kansas
School of Nursing