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Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 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)

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Dates and Contact

Application Open
January 15 - March 1, 2022

Fellowship Begins
July 2022

Laura Crystal
Fellowship Coordinator
The University of Kansas
School of Nursing

2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort:


Dr. Mallory Kirby, FNP

Graduate of the University of Kansas
Clinical Site: KC Care in Kansas City, MO


Dr. Shelly Pavlu, FNP

Graduate of Fort Hays State University
Clinical Site: The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus in Great Bend, KS


Dr. Taryn Gort, FNP

Graduate of the University of Kansas
Clinical Site: Swope Health in Kansas City, MO


Dr. Alex Titus, FNP

Graduate of the University of Kansas
Clinical Site: Genesis Family Health in Garden City, KS


Sarah Muret, MSN

Graduate of Clarkson College 
Clinical Site: SCK Midwives in Winfield, 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."

KU School of Nursing

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