The Sutter Health & Samuel Merritt University Health Equity Nursing Fellowship

The Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity and the System Chief Nurse Officer, in collaboration with the Samuel Merritt University's Ethnic Health Institute, is launching a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) fellowship to support the development of future health equity nurse leaders, strengthen the state’s nursing infrastructure and help meet the current demand for a more diverse nursing workforce.

Fellows Will Be

  • Provided mentorship and training from Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity researchers and clinicians in the areas of health policy, implementation science, epidemiology, data science and health disparities.
  • Placed at a site and participate in groundbreaking research for their DNP Quality Improvement Project that can be directly applied in clinical settings to improve outcomes for patients across the country.
  • Compensated at an hourly rate of $20/hour, in addition to a $5,000 scholarship towards Samuel Merritt University tuition. The time commitment for the fellowship is a maximum of 15 hours per week for one year. 

Fellows should be interested in participating in research and providing services in at least one of the following focus areas:

  • Maternal Health/Birth Equity
  • Mental & Behavioral Health Equity
  • Equity in Chronic Disease Outcomes
  • Equity in Care Transitions & Access

Application Details: What You Will Need to Apply 

Applications should be submitted during the semester prior to the start of DNP research for all programs.

Applications will open on Jan. 9 and are due by March 1. One fellow will be chosen for the Spring 2023 cycle. There will also be a Fall 2023 application cycle for those who are ineligible for the January program.