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 N.P. residency is accredited.
In 2023, the residency program was awarded accreditation for three years through the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers.

The N.P. primary care 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, including a nurse-led mobile clinic, UC Davis Health clinics and community FQHCs are located are throughout the greater Sacramento region, the Sierra foothills and northern area of the Central Valley. Bay Area sites are not offered. Applicants who interview will be asked to rank the available clinical sites by their level of interest; however, specific site requests are not guaranteed. 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 full 12-month duration of the program. 

Applicants who completed N.P. programs prior to April 1 are not eligible.
Applicants must complete their program between April 1, 2023, and June 15, 2024, 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 nurse practitioner postgraduate certificates are eligible to apply. Applicants who will complete their D.N.P. within the first few months of the residency are eligible as long as they have completed the N.P. education portion and can sit for their national board exam by the dates listed in the appropriate Credentialing Documents Checklist. All applicants must have completed or expect to complete their N.P. programs or postgraduate certificates between April 1, 2023, and June 15, 2024.

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.