Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is a 12-month program providing intensive training to both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting and a high-performance patient-centered medical home model for primary care.

The program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as PCPs in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety net settings. The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried position with benefits. There is a one-year commitment to employment at Thundermist after completion of the program. The program structure includes precepted primary care sessions, specialty rotations, and didactic sessions. 

About the Program

We’re training the residents to Thundermist’s model of high-performance, team-based health care: advanced access scheduling, planned care, the chronic care model, and integrated behavioral health/primary care.

The residency class begins in September 2019, and will conclude in August 2020.

The residency year begins with intensive orientation to Thundermist Health Center, the neighborhoods in which the training sites are located, and the health problems of the target population. This includes walking tours of neighborhoods, tours of Thundermist sites statewide, meetings with community leaders, technical training on electronic health record, and orientation by program leadership to the responsibilities and privileges of medical staff participation at Thundermist.

The residency has five key components:

  • Precepted “Continuity Clinics”: These are the cornerstone of the residency. In precepted clinics, the NP residents develop their own patient panel while having an expert Thundermist provider (MD or APRN) exclusively assigned to them.
  • Specialty Rotations: Ten rotations in areas of high-volume/high-burden/high-risk situations most commonly encountered in the setting of the FQHC. Rotations include: orthopedics, dermatology, women’s health, pediatrics, geriatrics, newborn/nursery, HIV care, trans* health, addiction medicine, and behavioral health.
  • Didactic Education Sessions: Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. The content of the presentations is planned to correspond to the residents’ current clinical experiences.
  • Quality Improvement Training: Training on Thundermist Health Center’s quality improvement model.
  • Evaluations: The Thundermist Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program provides an ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures.
For more information, please call (401) 825-6930 or email

The application period for the 2019-2020 Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is closed. We are no longer accepting applications. 

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