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 seeking applicants for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Health Equity Fellowship to support the development of future Health Equity nurse leaders, strengthen the State’s nursing infrastructure, and help meet the demand for a more diverse nursing workforce.

Fellows Will...

  • Receive mentorship and training from Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity researchers and clinicians.
  • Be placed at a site and participate in groundbreaking research instituting DNP Quality Improvement Projects, while attaining their degree, that can be directly applied in clinical settings to change and improve healthcare outcomes for all individuals on a global level.
  • Be 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 Health Equity
  • Chronic Disease Equity
  • Equity in Care Transitions 

Application Details: What You Will Need to Apply 

Applications for DNP Full-time post-master's scholars should be submitted upon entry to the program. For DNP FNP, DNP PMHNP, both full and part-time, and for DNP Post Master's part-time students, applications should be submitted during the semester prior to the start of DNP research (Course 772). 

To be considered for selection as the 2024-2025 Fellow:

  • Applications must be submitted by May 30th. 
  • Finalists will be invited for a virtual interview