Call for Participation: NP Student Advisory Group

September 8, 2023

NP Students: Join Us to Make an Impact

Aquifer is excited to announce an opportunity to join a national board of NP and DNP students tasked with providing critical feedback on the development of Aquifer’s learning tools.

Aquifer relies on our Student Advisory Groups to bring their voices and insights to help us support learners by developing the best possible tools for clinical learning.

Aquifer—a unique non-profit organization—makes a big impact on medical and health professions education. Used in a growing number of nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs and 92% of U.S. allopathic medical schools—with over 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006—Aquifer is a leader in clinical learning.

Help us build the best possible tools to advance your clinical learning

Aquifer is in the process of developing new assessments, dashboards, interface upgrades, and other learning tools. Student feedback and ideas are needed to ensure that our solutions provide the most value to students.

Selected students will be invited to preview and provide honest, constructive feedback on Aquifer’s new developing learning tools, designed to be used in medical and health professions programs nationwide. Feedback from this group will be used to optimize the technology and content in our tools.

Benefits of Participation

Boost your skill set (and resume) by working closely with educators and expert staff for a leading learning tool in health professions education. Group members will evaluate and analyze each learning tool or project, providing meaningful feedback and ideas that will drive the development of nationally used learning tools.

You will be part of a diverse group of NP students, allowing you to make connections with your peers and collaborate with fellow students from across the country.

This is an ideal opportunity for students interested in building skills in education, curriculum development, leadership, technology, and online learning.

A letter of recognition will be provided at the end of the year if all requirements are fulfilled.

Work Commitment

We anticipate the total commitment for a one-year term to be 10-12 hours total.

  • Attend 4 1-hour Zoom sessions for deep discussions and brainstorming around designs and value of new features and learning tools. Meetings will be scheduled on weekday evenings.
  • Complete up to 1 hour of pre-work in advance of each meeting.
    • Previewing a new learning tool or feature via interactive demo, watching a screencast, or reading/viewing background information or presentations.
    • Completing a preliminary survey with your initial feedback.
  • Post-work may be required as follow-up to a meeting to drive our iterative design process. Post work will be no more than 30 min, and will follow the same format as pre-work.
  • Optional working sessions on specific tools and features may be offered, giving group members the opportunity to co-design and/or troubleshoot with the Aquifer team.


We are accepting applications from students who have completed Aquifer cases either as part of their coursework or on their own and meet the following requirements:

  • Nurse Practitioner students in good academic standing.
  • Interest in medical and health professions education.
  • Prepared to give honest, thoughtful feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Able to commit to completing all pre-work assignments and meetings.

Applications close on October 15. Students will be notified of their status on our around October 20. Please contact Megan Hotaling, Aquifer Community Engagement & Events Manager, with any questions.

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