Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
Applications for Family Service League’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program, beginning in January 2023, are currently being accepted and reviewed. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to be considered for available slots. We will continue to review applications until the class reaches capacity, but no later than November 30, 2022.
Family Service League’s (FSL) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program is a unique and innovative program for new graduates. It seeks to provide a 12 month, structured and supportive, training environment that assists new psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPP) to transition to the field. There will be an additional one-year employment commitment to apply knowledge learned and gain additional experience.
This will be accomplished by:
- Offering additional, dedicated, regular supervision and mentoring. Residents will be involved in precepted placements where they receive hands on training and guidance from seasoned prescribers. Residents may work in different specialty rotations and will provide care to a diversity of individuals with differing clinical presentations.
- Residents will build a caseload gradually over time and provide clinical care four out of five days a week (28 hours) with the fifth day (7 hours) focusing on didactic and professional development activities.
- Taking part in a weekly learning collaborative. Such learning may involve case conference presentations, existing educational offerings, and discussion of particular treatments/evidenced-based practices, research and systemic changes in the larger healthcare system.
- Participating, if applicable, in Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Certification Review Class. It is the expectation that residents will become Board Certified within the first half of the residency training program if they are not already.
- Becoming enrolled in learning management systems to have access to practical point of care resources, library of online content to help you stay informed of the most up to date information/practices.
- Residents will work full-time, 35 hours per week, and be paid a competitive salary, and benefits, including paid time off. The starting salary, commensurate with the reduced caseload to start, will be increased after successful completion of the first half (6 months) of the program and being in good standing.
- After the residency year, residents are required to complete a one-year employment commitment. This allows for continued training at one or more of FSL’s programs and FSL will work with the residents during the program year to identify mutually agreeable role(s)/site(s) for the post-residency commitment.
Residency applicants will be reviewed by committee.
If a candidate meets all application requirements, a virtual interview will be scheduled with the Residency team.