Family Nurse Practitioners Complete Residency at MedLink Georgia

On Friday June 4, 2021, a graduation ceremony was held for the inaugural class of the NoGapp Family Nurse Practitioner Residency.  The 4 residents were presented certificates commemorating the completion of the NoGapp Family Nurse Practitioner Residency program.   This program is HRSA funded project, through the Bureau of Health Workforce Advance Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Program (ANE-NPR Program) and is a partnership between MedLink and Emory School of Nursing. It is the first family nurse practitioner residency program, in a federally qualified health center (FQHC), in Georgia and was created with the intention of producing clinicians prepared to practice in a rural FQHC, such as MedLink. The outgoing residents have completed a rigorous, comprehensive 12 month program centered on the acquisition of clinical and quality improvement skills as well as professional leadership development.  Our immersive program featured didactic sessions led by subject matter experts, from within Medlink, Emory Healthcare and Emory University.  In addition to didactic sessions, the curriculum is comprised of mentored and independent clinic time in their respective sites, specialty clinic rotations and completion of a quality improvement program.  This year’s residents were located in Rabun, Habersham, Winder, and Colbert/Monroe. The program will welcome the next class of residents in July 2021.