The Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program: A national first
Our country faces an unprecedented demand for primary care providers who are trained to organize and deliver care that is timely, safe, effective, affordable, and culturally competent.
Primary care, long defined as first contact and continuous, is our best strategy to ensure a healthcare home for all Americans, including special populations. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are the healthcare home for more than 15 million people in the U.S., and their primary care providers must be specialists in primary care for various populations.
Nurse practitioners are critically important primary care providers in FQHCs.
NPs have had to assume their roles in primary care without the benefit of formal post-graduate residency training programs that would support the transition from new nurse practitioner to primary care provider.
In 2007, CHC created the country’s first formal residency training program for new nurse practitioners, a model that is now being replicated around the country. If you are a new or soon-to-graduate family nurse practitioner student who would like to apply for our Residency Training program, or would like more information about our program, please visit our Nurse Practitioner Residency Program website.
Click here to read the report from the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).