Watch the inaugural cohort talk about their residency experiences.

The benefits of completing a residency are numerous.
The N.P. residency program is 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, teaching skills 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.
The program currently seeks its initial accreditation review now that the first cohort completed the program in July.

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. 

Clinical locations and relocating need careful consideration.
Our primary care 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 may request location preferences. 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. 

All 12 months of the residency must be completed.
The N.P. residency program certifies residents' completion of the program once they complete all program requirements, including the 12-month duration of the program. 

Applicants who completed N.P. programs prior to April 3 are not eligible.
Applicants must complete their FNP or AGNP program between April 3, 2021, and June 15, 2022, 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 obtain an unrestricted California Board of Registered Nursing R.N .and Nurse Practitioner certificate prior to starting the program. Without a California BRN license, applicants will not be able to practice in the state of California.

N.P. applicants with M.S.N., D.N.P. and Ph.D. degrees are eligible.
Applicants with advanced practice nursing graduate degrees (M.S.N., D.N.P., and Ph.D.) are eligible to apply. Applicants with family or adult gerontology nurse practitioner postgraduate certificates are eligible to apply. All applicants must have completed or expect to complete their FNP or AGNP programs or postgraduate certificates between April 3, 2021, and June 15, 2022.

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.