Mordecai Rural APRN Fellowship

The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, in partnership with the Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation, is pleased to introduce the Mordecai Rural APRN Fellowship Program.

[Enrollment in this program is currently closed. We will be looking for future funding, but at the moment no applications are being invited.]

We are seeking BSN prepared nurses living in rural Colorado or who would be willing to practice in rural Colorado and are interested in attaining Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensure. The state of Colorado provides the opportunity for APRNs to practice with full practice authority. Many BSN prepared nurses consider returning to a graduate program to become an advanced practice registered nurse, but are limited by other factors which typically include costs, child care, flexibility in the work place, and time.

This Fellowship provides up to a $10,000 stipend to 10 BSN prepared nurses in rural Colorado who agree to return to school to complete an APRN program. Upon graduation, the APRN must contractually agree to practice in rural Colorado for a minimum of 2 years for every year funded or reimburse the money. Additionally, if selected as a Mordecai Rural Nurse Fellow, the nurse will receive graduate school application assistance and ongoing support. The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence will also work within the rural community in which the APRN applicant lives and plans to practice to work with the nurse’s current employer to enroll support in allowing a flexible schedule while in school and to obtain community matching funds to assist with education costs.

Click below to download an application for the Fellowship. Please fill it out and forward it to Ingrid Johnson RN, BSN, MPP from the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. You can email her at or if you have questions she can be reached at 303-715-0342, ext. 21.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Download Program Application