The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency is a clinic-based 12 month program for Family Nurse Practitioners who have graduated within the last two years. The resident positions will be full time, at least 40 hours per week; 90% clinical, 10% didactic.
The program began January 1, 2012 with 2 residents and grew to 4 residents in April 2012. The program goal is to graduate four residents per year.
The program is a paid residency, with a gradually increasing number of patients scheduled per hour over the year.
A dedicated Residency Director, Donna Tully, MSW, PA, at Santa Rosa Community Health Centers provides clinical support, ongoing mentoring and evaluation of each resident’s progress. Adjunct faculty includes Patricia Kulawiak, MD, Laura McDonald, FNP, Marie Mulligan, MD, Rebecca Norwick, FNP, Kyla Rice, MD, Steve Sheerin, MD, Chris Stewart, FNP, Francisco Trilla, MD, and Kathleen Walsh, FNP, who devote a portion of clinical time each month to mentoring residents and/or teaching didactic sessions.
Program clinical sites include two large primary care sites, (Vista Family Health Center, Southwest Community Health Center), two school-based health centers, one serving K-6 (Roseland Children’s Health Center) and one serving adolescents (Elsie Allen Health Center), a health center that targets services to homeless individuals, and a clinic within a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program.
Sonoma State University Nurse Practitioner Program provides support to the program, including assessment and evaluation tools, monitoring tools for faculty and Residents, faculty support with on-site coaching meetings.
We anticipate that Residents will have an active role in program evaluation and design. Our goal is to continually improve the program so that it reaches the objectives of improving retention, satisfaction and quality of care given to patients.
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