The Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center supports two main nursing initiatives for students who are enrolled in Montana State University's College of Nursing; the Mobile Health Training Program for undergraduate nursing students and the Rural Ready Nurse Practitioner Scholars program for graduate Nurse Practitioner students.

Rural Primary Care Track

Nursing Mobile Health Training Program

Classroom and clinical education with a primary care emphasis that is changing how healthcare is delivered in Montana.

Rural Ready Nurse Practitioner

Rural Ready Nurse Practitioner Scholars

Preparing DNP students for the unique challenges of practicing primary healthcare in rural and underserved communities through the ANEW Scholars Program



Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training - Professional Track

The goal of this program is to increase access to quality and culturally appropriate behavioral health services in Montana’s counties in eastern and north central Montana.


Regional Clinical Faculty & Preceptor Academy

Montana Office of Rural Health & AHEC has partnered with schools of nursing across the Rocky Mountain region to build a clinical faculty & preceptor academy with the goal of strengthening the nursing workforce in the Mountain West.