Apply for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
- Applications for the 2020-2021 program year open on December 15th and will close March 15th.
- Complete an electronic application and provide required supplemental materials
- There is a rolling admissions process. Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee in the order received until residency slots are filled.
- Recent graduates (less than 18 months) from an accredited Masters or DNP program
- Licensed (CT APRN)
- Credentialed or license/credential-eligible as a PMHNP
- Please note: Licensing and credentialing does not need to be active at the time of the application submission. However, it is required before the start of the program year in September. The following licenses are required: APRN, DEA, and CT controlled substances.
- Demonstrated commitment to providing care to medically underserved populations.
- Desire to practice as a behavioral health provider in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) upon completion of the residency program.
- Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
We strongly encourage all applicants to take the national certification examination as early as possible in order to be fully credentialed by the start of the residency in September. Since Spanish language competency is highly desired, we encourage non-Spanish speaking applicants to undertake an intensive language course prior to the start of the residency.
The NP Residency is a 12 month, full time employment and training opportunity. NP Residents are full time employees during the residency experience and scheduled for a 40 hour per week schedule to meet all program requirements.
Yes. After the residency program year, residents are required to complete a one year employment commitment. This commitment allows for the residents to have a year of practice at one of the CHC locations. Additionally, this opportunity provides continuity in the training experience and a smooth transition to full time practice. The team will work with the residents during program year to identify a mutually agreeable site for the post-residency commitment.
Yes. As employees, residents receive comprehensive benefits from CHC. This includes medical, dental, paid-time off, license reimbursement, and other benefits. Additional information on our benefit offerings will be provided during the formal interview process.
No. Most of our applicants apply to the residency program while they are completing their graduate program. All licensure needs to be in place by the start of the program in September. Residents must sit for and pass their board certification exam by mid-July through AANP or ANCC. Required licenses include Connecticut RN and APRN, Connecticut Controlled Substance License and DEA License. CHC reimburses residents for licensure costs when residents start in September.
While we do not require that residents speak a second language, speaking Spanish is a preferred skill for potential candidates. If you do not speak Spanish, we highly recommend committing to completing a Spanish immersion program to enhance your language skills. Many former residents have completed these training opportunities during the summer prior to the program start.
The residency program starts the first week in September. The Tuesday after labor day, residents will start in New Hire orientation for CHC employees. This is followed by a weeklong orientation for the residency program. For more information, please see our orientation page (link to orientation page).
Yes. No matter what site you are assigned to for your home site, residents are required to have reliable transportation. In addition to clinical care in your home site, residents will need to travel to other CHC locations for training opportunities including internal and external specialty rotations.
Yes, Residents may be required to work an occasional weekend or extended evening hours. Many of these occasions are for the additional training opportunities designed to enhance the program experience. Residents may be required to take call overnight during the program year. Evening and weekend hours will be coordinated between the residents and the program team.
No. Residents are not eligible for loan repayment during the residency year as it is a formal training program. However, residents can defer loan repayment during the residency year. NHSC and Nurse Corps scholars may apply during the residency year to be eligible for loan repayment during the post residency year commitment. Please let the residency team know if you are eligible for one of these programs.