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The benefits of completing a residency are numerous.
The N.P. residency program is a full-time, 12-month employment and training opportunity designed to support newly graduated nurse practitioners as they transition into their first year as a provider. The program fosters building clinical decision-making skills, practice management, team-based care and clinical leadership in a mentored environment. Evidence shows that formal postgraduate transition programs result in greater retention rates and improved provider competency. Residency experiences are equivalent to 2-3 years of work experience in assisting new graduates in developing critical thinking skills in areas of leadership, patient outcomes and their professional roles as N.P.s.

The accreditation process is underway.
As a new residency, the program is pending accreditation, which cannot be granted until after the residency graduates its first cohort In July 2021.

The N.P. residency is connected to the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.
The residency program is administered by faculty and staff within the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. N.P. residents are not students, rather they are independent, licensed providers functioning as part of the health care team with advanced training created and coordinated by the school of nursing. Residents are engaged full time during the residency experience and typically scheduled for 40-hour work weeks. Because the residency is not an academic progran, residents are most likely not eligible for student loan deferral, foregivness and repayment.

Clinical locations and relocating need careful consideration.
Our clinical sites are throughout Northern California, the Central Valley and across the UC Davis Health campus. Sites are in rural and urban settings. Once residents are accepted into the program, they have the option to request a location preference. Although we consider applicants' preferences, final location assignments are made based on best-fit parameters. Residents are expected to live in the general area of the clinic where they are assigned. Relocation expenses are not paid by the program. Housing arrangements are the resposibility of N.P. residents. Primary care clinical sites for 2021-22 will be announced in spring 2021. 

All 12 months of the residency must be completed.
Once accepted into the program, N.P. residents cannot pursue employment opportunities until the last three months of the program. While they can pursue employment during this time, they must complete all 12 months to receive credit. Residents will receive employment guidance and support toward the end of the program as well.

Applicants who completed N.P. programs prior to April 1 are not eligible.
You must complete your FNP or AGNP program between April 1, 2020, and June 15, 2021, to be eligible for the program.

International students are eligible to apply.
International students with permanent residency in the U.S. (green card holders) are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university in the U.S.

Preference is not given to California residents.
No preference is given to California residents; however, applicants must have an unrestricted California Board of Registered Nursing RN and Nurse Practitioner certificate to be eligible for the program. Without a California BRN license, applicants will not be able to practice in the state of California.

N.P. applicants with MSN, DNP and PhD degrees are eligible.
Applicants with advanced practice nursing graduate degrees (MSN, DNP, and PhD) are eligible to apply. However, applicants must have completed or expect to complete their FNP or AGNP program between April 1, 2020, and June 15, 2021.

Prior N.P. experience is not required.
Prior N.P. experience is not required nor does it preclude an applicant for consideration. Work experience of all types, including prior nursing experience, is among the many factors considered in the application review process.