Program Goals

The Nurse Practitioner Residency in Family Practice and Community Health has the following goals:

  • EXPAND access to quality primary care for underserved and special populations, and contribute to primary care clinical workforce development by training new Nurse Practitioners in a FQHC-based residency program.
  • SUPPORT the achievement of competence, confidence, and mastery in all domains of primary care that are needed to serve as a full scope, primary care provider in a complex FQHC setting through a highly structured transition experience that includes the necessary depth, breadth, volume and intensity of clinical practice.
  • TRAIN new Nurse Practitioners to a model of primary care consistent with the Patient Centered Medical Home principles including care that is comprehensive, team-based, patient-centered, coordinated, accessible, high quality and safe.
  • INCREASE the overall confidence and professional job satisfaction of new Nurse Practitioners who are committed to working in underserved community settings.
  • CULTIVATE the leadership qualities and potential of Nurse Practitioners to engage in leadership roles and activities both within their practice setting as well as in the local, state, and federal communities with which they are engaged.
CHC's Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program in Community Health and Primary Care is one of
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