Become an iRNPA


Sept 21 - Nov 15, 2015 - Online

Jan 18 - Jan 23, 2016 - Residential

Deliver the Future of HealthCare


RN Patient Advocates, PLLC, in association with the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing, have created the RN Patient Advocate Learning Intensive. This advanced learning opportunity prepares RNs to become independent RN Patient Advocates. This is a direct and creative nursing response to the dysfunctional medical system in the United States today. 

The Learning Intensive is a comprehensive, clinically based program emphasizing direct patient centered advocacy in the acute phases of illness as well as in the wider range of chronic illness. Addressing preventive health management and wellness coaching in it's process, RN Patient Advocacy is inclusive of all paradigms of healthcare: Conventional Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine.

The Learning Intensive includes a preparatory reading list Recommended Readings, 8 weeks of online (web based) education, and a 6 day residential immersion course in Tucson, AZ.  

The central element of the Learning Intensive The Patient Advocacy Process © which greatly improves patient outcomes and saves health care dollars. Additionally, the Learning Intensive includes preparation in essential business, marketing and practice management tools for iRNPAs.


Setp 21 - Nov 15:

online education

Jan 18 - Jan 23:

Residential week Tucson, AZ

Immersion Learning RN Patient Advocates


Please feel free to contact us for additional information:

Phone: 520-743-7008



The Learning Intensive application fee  is $45

**Registration is limited by class size, early application is recommended.


  • The Patient Advocacy Process ©

  • The only clinically based program of its kind created by and for experienced, clinical RNs.

  • Integrates all paradigms of medicine for optimal patient care: Allopathy, Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine. 

  • Business, legal, insurance and marketing aspects of Independent RN Patient Advocacy Practice.

  • Introductory  membership in the National Network of RNPAs.

  • Nationally recognized medical faculty.

  • Immersive educational program for  hands on practical experience

Graduates are eligible to join the RN Patient Advocate Network. The network is a national organization of peers that facilitates continuing education, mentoring and practice support.  CLICK HERE for additional information about RNPA Network benefits.

Embracing the full range of medical treatment modalities, including Integrative and Functional Medical paradigms along with traditional western medicine, independent RN Patient Advocates are emerging as clinical nursing leaders in the shifting health care paradigm. Completion of this Patient Advocate Learning Intensive ensures your place in the new paradigm of patient advocacy services.  


Patient Advocates are the forefront of an emerging healthcare field setting the standard and paving the way for other nurses to follow.

The RN Patient Advocacy Program began 12 years ago and has evolved into a highly effective Patient Advocacy Process ©. The new field of Patient Advocacy is garnering national media and public attention for demonstrating improved patient outcomes and health care dollars saved.

Listen to the American Public Media Marketplace discussion on Patient Advocates



  • Join a growing field of nurses who are realizing their dream of being an independent voice in the health care of their patients.

  • Patient Advocacy ranked as one of the 4 top emerging professions.

  • Prepare to Join the emerging field of Virtual Healthcare. 

  • Experience independent practice and earn $100 per hour.

  • Maximize the possibility for the most beneficial outcomes for your patients utilizing all healing paradigms.

  • Enhance clinical, knowledge, teaching and management skills to be a part of real healthcare reform.



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RN Patient Advocates,

Karen Mercereau,

has a feature article in:

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