Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) Practicum Stipends for Clinical Sites

WSOS asks the Nurse Practitioner Graduate Scholars to complete at least 50% of their clinical practicum hours in an HRSA-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). We understand there are actual and opportunity costs associated with hosting a student for practicums. To mitigate these costs, WSOS is offering $3,600 per 120 clinical hours to sites located in an MUA or HPSA that hosts a scholar. The stipends are distributed to the organization or business, and sites may use these funds however they see fit. WSOS considers this stipend a donation in support of the organization’s work in HRSA-designated areas and in helping further the training of DNP and MSN students. This is not payment for goods or services for WSOS.

Eligible Sites

Practicum sites located within a Washington state MUA or HPSA that are hosting a WSOS Graduate Scholar for a clinical practicum course of 60 hours or more.

Check your clinical site address for eligibility.

Process for Site Approval

You must submit the contact form below and receive approval to submit invoices to WSOS. Please have your accounting department look over the info; often, they will have the W-9 already prepared.

  1. Fill out the Contact form for your site.
  2. On the linked Contact form, there is a space to upload a signed W-9 tax form for your clinic.

After the form is submitted, you will receive approval from WSOS via email. It may take up to 2 weeks from receipt of documents to approve your site for payment because we confirm student placements and the number of hours with the schools.

Process for Payment

Once the site is approved, you can request the stipend payment for the current practicum student and any future WSOS Graduate Scholars.

The student must be more than 75% of the way through their onsite clinical practicum hours to receive payment:

  • 60 clinical hours course = Student must have completed 45 hours to send an invoice
  • 120 clinical hours course = Student must have completed 90 hours to send an invoice
  • 180 clinical hours course= Student must have completed 135 hours to send an invoice

When payment is requested, WSOS will confirm the correct contact email for payment approval. We will send a link to bill.com* to get signed up to receive the payment electronically from WSOS/501 Commons.

*Using bill.com is not required, but we encourage it for faster and easier online payment. Otherwise, you will be paid via check and sent via USPS to the business address on the contact form. 

It may take up to 2 weeks to approve and send payment.


Please contact our Graduate Scholarship Program Manager, Genevieve Geiger, at graduate@waopportunityscholarship.org if you have any questions along the way.

Thank you again for providing a clinical placement for a WSOS Graduate Scholarship student!  Clinical partnerships are crucial to preparing the next generation of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners.