Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program


Thundermist Health Center is a federally qualified community health center, serving three communities in Rhode Island – Woonsocket, West Warwick, and South County – for more than 45 years. Services include primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, internal medicine, dental, pharmacy, fully-integrated behavioral health (inclusive of psychopharmacology and counseling), school-based health centers, social services, and nutritional services, including the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program. Thundermist serves clients with and without health insurance. In 2017, Thundermist served more than 45,000 patients. It is a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


Health care is rapidly changing. To continue delivering high-quality care in a way that meets each patient’s individual needs, Thundermist Health Center (THC) has adopted a new model of team-based, integrated care. In this model, a multi-disciplinary care team works closely together, sharing the same electronic record and often seated together in the same pod.

THC is committed to providing effective and efficient behavioral health care in the primary care setting. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program provides comprehensive training in delivering evidence-based care to underserved populations in a high-functioning patient-centered medical home setting.

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program will provide the new psychiatric nurse practitioner an unparalleled experience working with a diverse population of patients with a full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses. A dedicated team of highly-experienced preceptors works side-by-side with residents to help them develop expertise in their field.



•  Twelve-month, full-time salaried position with benefits. Program runs from September to August. There is a one-year employment commitment to Thundermist upon completion of the residency program.

•  Full integration into the organization:

  • Involvement in quality and practice redesign.
  • Participation in weekly residency steering committee.
  • •  Core Elements:

    • Highly individualized precepted experience.
    • Weekly didactic sessions: scheduled learning sessions on a variety of complex, clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs.
    • Specialized rotations.
    • Quality improvement training.
    • •  Direct clinical practice, including but not limited to:

      • Psychopharmacologic treatment.
      • Medication-assisted treatment.
      • Substance use screening and treatment.
      • Evaluation and treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders.

      •  Continuous training to THC model of high-performance health system: access, continuity, planned care, team-based, prevention-focused, expert use of electronic technology and data.

        •  Training on THC quality improvement model.

          •  Ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures.

            •  Participation in Project ECHO® case-based distance learning platform.


              Recent graduates of master’s or DNP programs, ANCC certification as a PMHNP, bilingual preferred with a stated commitment to practices as a PMHNP in safety net settings and an interest in integrated health care practice.

              The 2019-2020 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is full. We are no longer accepting applications. 

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