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RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Fellows are required to pursue a rigorous academic course of study, grounded in real-world clinical experience and relevant research, creating a deep understanding of the factors that shape and influence health-related policy decisions.

Our program also provides fellows with the guidance and support of experienced mentors and leaders. We expect fellows to engage in personal growth and exploration. This process includes being willing to take risks, participating in discussions that challenge long-held beliefs, and being open to feedback on personal skills and professional work. It also includes developing a strong sense of inquisitiveness to pursue new solutions to long-standing problems.

Passion into Action

Our program allows students to research the health issues that they find most compelling. For example, fellows have explored how national policy affects access to mental health programs, cost-effective models of maternity care, and smoking cessation in public spaces.

RWJF Collaborative fellows fully engage with the University of New Mexico community in academic studies, research, and leadership activities on the Health Sciences Campus, in the RWJF Center for Health Policy, and in other university departments.