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Seton Hall University College of Nursing and the City of Newark’s Nurse-led Mobile Health Training Project

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Are you interested in advancing health equity for the medically underserved in Newark, New Jersey?

Students completing clinical experiential training on the mobile health unit are eligible for a $10,000 stipend to defray educational costs!

The nurse-led Mobile Health Training Project (MHTP) will create a pipeline of nurse practitioners (NPs) for Newark, N.J., and build a foundation for a long-term academic and community partnership between Seton Hall University College of Nursing and the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness' co-affiliated federally qualified health center, the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, to provide NP students with experiential training on three mobile health units.

The Experiential Clinical Training is a unique, community-based clinical training experience on nurse-led mobile health units for Newark’s medically underserved populations. Utilizing innovative technology to improve health access, students will identify and implement evidence-based practices in medically underserved areas that nurtures culturally aligned leadership, communication and critical-thinking skills in a team-based interprofessional work environment. The experiential clinical training and didactic curricula will increase NP students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes on social determinants of health, diversity, equity, inclusion and health-equity concepts and increase NP students’ confidence and knowledge in working with underserved communities.

Students in Seton Hall's Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs assigned to mobile health units will complete 120-160 hours of community-based experiential training* with well-trained, culturally responsible faculty and preceptors.  At the successful conclusion of the training, students will be eligible for a $10,000 stipend.

* Hours subject to change to meet program requirements

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,643,963 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit 

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To learn more about how to take advantage of this exceptional educational experience delivering high quality, culturally appropriate, patient-centered care for Newark’s medically underserved populations, interested students must contact Sharon Dobrina at [email protected] or (973) 542-6713.


In 2022, Seton Hall’s College of Nursing was awarded a $3.6 million grant by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration through its Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program. This program allows students in the adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric primary care and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner programs to engage in a semester-long clinical experience on mobile health care units in Newark, N.J. Read more »