Get your practitioner residency program with us

Sun River Health is pleased to announce its Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program for new Nurse Practitioners with a focus on caring for vulnerable and underserved populations, including rural and migrant agricultural worker communities.

The residency is a 12-month program providing intensive training in both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training to a high-performance Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model for primary care. The program will incorporate significant rural/migrant health experience, and there is a one-year employment commitment after the one-year residency.

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What does our residency include?

The residency has five key components:

  • Precepted “Continuity Sessions”
  • Specialty Rotations
  • Mentored Sessions
  • Didactic Education Sessions
  • Quality Improvement Training

Program goals

Increase access to quality primary care for underserved and special populations by training Family Nurse Practitioners in a FQHC-based residency program that prepares residents for full and autonomous expert care of complex underserved populations across all life cycles and in multiple settings
Provide new Nurse Practitioners with a depth, breadth, volume, and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of the country’s FQHCs.

Train new Nurse Practitioners to a model of primary care consistent with the National Academy of Medicine’s principles of health care and the needs of vulnerable populations.

Improve the clinical skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new nurse practitioners who choose to work in underserved community settings, as well as contribute to employer satisfaction and workforce retention.

Increase the number of Nurse Practitioners ready to serve in leadership roles in community health settings.

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