Apply for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
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If you have any questions throughout the application process, contact [email protected].
Applications for the 2023-2024 program are now open. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis starting December 15th. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered. Spots in the program will be offered on a space-available basis. The program will continue to accept and review applications until the class is filled but no later than August 1st.
- Complete an electronic application and provide required supplemental materials.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Application Review Committee. If a candidate meets all application requirements, a phone screen will be conducted by the NP Residency team.
- Candidates under consideration will be scheduled for formal virtual interviews with our Selection Committee.
- Candidates will be notified if they have been selected for CHC NP Residency program after interviews are completed.
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.