Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP)

Deliver care to rural, medically-underserved patients

Through our innovative Rural Health Professions program (RHPP), led by Clinical Assistant Professor Christy Pacheco, DNP, FNP-BC, we are preparing nurse practitioners to provide primary-care services in rural, medically-underserved areas, and to serve as leaders in improving quality and access to care for these patients.

By providing additional support to students during their clinical rotations in rural and medically underserved sites across Arizona, our goal is to encourage students to return to these sites after graduation. Through this program, we also provide students with clinical experiences and instructional opportunities to develop expertise in interprofessional collaboration among health-care disciplines. 

Contact Dr. Pacheco for more information:

Christy Pacheco, DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, College of Nursing Rural Health Professions Program
(520) 626-4039