Details about applications for 2021-22 will be posted here when announced.
Admissions criteria and eligibility information will also be updated at that time.

The NP-PRACTICE Admissions Committee evaluates applicants based on their eligibility, relevant experiences and attributes. Admission decisions are driven by a commitment to diversity and dedication to caring for the medically underserved in both rural and urban settings. The committee seeks up to 10 residents each year from 2020 through 2023.

  • Must be a registered nurse (R.N.) with an unrestricted California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) R.N. license
  • Graduate of an accredited family or adult gerontological nurse practitioner program with a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university within the last 18 months (December 2018-June 2020)
  • Ability to work full-time in a practice setting at least 40 hours per week
  • Must be nationally certified as an FNP or AGNP through ANCC or AANP
  • Ability to provide the following documents upon acceptance into the program (no later than March 2, 2020):
    • California BRN unrestricted nurse practitioner license and furnishing number
      • Acceptable if a California license is pending but will be present prior to program start date but no later than June 1, 2020 (may take up to 14 weeks to receive)
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
    • National Provider Identification (NPI) number
    • Completed Schedule II Controlled Substances course* (learn more here)


  • Health care experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Research experience
  • Experience working in interprofessional teams
  • Community or volunteer experiences
  • Experience working with underserved communities


  • Geographic origin (e.g. rural or underserved area)
  • Motivation for caring for the underserved
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Communication skills, including listening and empathy
  • Professional responsibility and accountability
  • Values and ethical beliefs
  • Self-assessment and improvement skills
  • Altruism and compassion
  • Appreciation for diverse perspectives
  • Ability to work in inter-professional teams
  • Honesty and integrity