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Applications for the Carolina Nurse Practitioner Residency Program are no longer being accepted as 2024 is the last year that this program will be offered.

The Carolina Nurse Practitioner Residency Program (CNPRP) is a post-graduate 12-month, full-time residency program for individuals who have graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner program (MSN or DNP) within 18 months of the start of the program. The CNPRP is designed to assist new nurse practitioners to transition to practice in rural and/or undeserved areas, with mentored support, additional training, and collaboration with experts. The focus of this residency is to learn how to provide whole health care and to integrate behavioral health care into primary care. There are two primary tracks in this residency, i.e., Primary Care NP (FNP and/or AGNP) and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP.  The Primary Care NPs focus on working to the highest level of their scope of practice and have additional training and education in Behavioral Health Integration and Substance Use Disorders. The PMHNPs focus on assessment and management of specialty psychiatric, and substance use disorders as well as acting as a consultant to their Primary Care NP colleagues.

Mission Statement:

The CNPRP focuses on post-graduate clinical training with academic mentoring and targets regions in rural and/or underserved areas of NC that have critical healthcare access needs. The targeted population suffers from psychosocial stress, trauma, and a disproportionateburden of illness due to health disparities that are exacerbated by poverty, unemployment and comorbid physical/behavioral health/substance use problems.  Therefore, educating and training the entire workforce to provide Whole Health Care in rural and/or underserved areas is vital.   NPs in this Residency can “Lead the Way” to assisting with this transition in NC and beyond as healthcare transforms.

Residency Program Specific Goals:

1. To increase access for Whole Health Care** in rural and/or underserved populations in North Carolina

2. To support, mentor and retain new NP Graduates to transition into rural and/or underserved clinics to provide clinically competent and culturally sensitive whole health care

3. Create a robust and sustainable post-graduate program that supports new Primary Care and Psychiatric Mental Health NP graduates to work to the highest level of their scope of practice and provides clinically competent and culturally sensitive Whole Health Care to rural and/or underserved populations.

 **Whole Health Care is providing care to both the mind/body in the assessment, treatment, and referral process.

Applicant Requirements

  • Graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner program (MSN or DNP) within 18 months of July 1, 2023.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care.
  • AANP or ANCC board certification as an FNP, AGNP, or PMHNP or proof of pending application to sit for board certification prior to July 1, 2023.
  • A current unencumbered NC RN license and NC NP license by July 1, 2023.
  • A DEA license or proof of pending application by July 1, 2023.
  • DATA Waiver Training prior to July 1, 2023.
  • Current BLS certification
  • US Citizen or Naturalized US Citizen
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
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