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Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

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Our application cycle for our 2020-2021 cohort is now open.

Program Update: Both Adult Nurse Practitioners and Family Nurse Practitioners may now apply.

The East Bay Consortium Nurse Practitioner Residency program is a 12-month intensive training program designed to offer new Family Nurse Practitioners and Adult Nurse Practitioners, in their first year of practice, an opportunity to master the skills and confidence needed to provide comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to diverse and often disadvantaged urban populations across the lifespan, using evidence-based, trauma-informed and collaborative approaches. The program is a partnership between three federally qualified community health centers and an academic center: LifeLong Medical Care, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center and Tri-City Health Center and University of California, San Francisco’s School of Nursing. Under the shared goal of building a diverse and excellent NP workforce and improving access to quality care for vulnerable communities, the program harnesses the clinical expertise of providers from these health centers and University of California, San Francisco’s School of Nursing faculty to offer residents a unique curriculum and program structure that consist of primary care and specialty clinic rotations, weekly didactics and quality improvement projects.

Program Structure

Precepted continuity clinic (6-7 half days/week)
Two residents paired with one experienced clinician who is exclusively dedicated to teaching during that clinic, gradual ramp up schedule. Residents develop their own panel with pediatric and adult patients.

Mentored specialty clinic (1-2 half days/week)
One resident attached to one clinician, who has their own schedule. Specialty rotations located across all 3 FQHCs and may include gerontology, psychiatry, podiatry, urgent care, procedure clinic and MAT (medication assisted treatment).

Didactics (1 half day/week)
This includes case conferences, journal club and case-based and conversational presentations by experienced clinicians from throughout all 3 FQHCs and the community. Curriculum focuses on the delivery of quality care to vulnerable populations with complex medical and psychosocial problems.

Quality Improvement project (1 half day/month or equivalent)
This is an opportunity for residents to develop leadership and systems improvement skills through a year-long team-based QI Project.

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Employment Benefits

Residents are hired by the FQHC where they will spend the majority of their rotations. However, benefits are similar across all sites.

  • Residents earn 70% of starting Nurse Practitioner wages
  • Paid time off, sick and vacation
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • 403B retirement plan
  • CME funds
  • DEA reimbursed
  • Loan deferment & Perkins/Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility
  • Post-residency employment counseling

Applicant Qualifications

  • Completed MSN or DNP program within last 18 months
  • California state RN & NP license by start of program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner certified by accredited agency by start of program
  • Demonstrated commitment to work in safety net setting
  • Bilingual (especially Spanish) required for some positions, preferred for others
    Scholarships available to candidates with cultural/linguistic fluency or strong commitment/plan to gain Spanish proficiency prior to residency start

How to apply

The following items are required for a complete application. Please send all documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is helpful but not necessary to send documents in a single email.

  • Resume. Include language proficiencies here.
  • Unofficial MSN or DNP transcripts (Up until current date. Proof of graduation not necessary to apply.)
  • Three letters of recommendations (one academic, one professional and one of your choice.)
  • Personal statement (approx. 2 pages)
    1. What personal, professional, educational and/or clinical experiences have led you to choose to work as an FNP in a safety net setting?
    2. What goals do you want to accomplish during your residency at LifeLong? Please identify any specific areas of interest, e.g. lifecycle, age, specialty areas.
    3. Tell us about your short and long-term career goals, including where you see yourself post-residency (both location and job role).
    4. This is a rigorous full-time program that requires study and prep time outside of clinic. How do you plan on balancing your work and home life?
    5. For those who think they may be eligible for the scholarship for service to Latinx communities, please describe both your cultural and linguistic proficiency and any plan you may have to improve your Spanish language abilities.

If unable to send all documents to email provided, please mail them to the following address:

East Bay Consortium FNP Residency Program
C/O LifeLong Medical Care
Attn: Brittaney Padilla
2344 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Important Dates

Application cycle opens January 20.
Applications are due by May 1 for the 2020-2021 cycle.
That cycle is anticipated to start in late September or early October 2020.
Scheduled interviews: Late April/Early May. We will post dates soon.

LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The East Bay Consortium Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,200,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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