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An overview of America's first Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program, including background from Community Health Center, Inc. founders Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter and insights from past residents.
FROM AN IDEA TO A PROGRAM TO PART OF THE FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL - AMENDMENT NO. 5316
Section 5316, of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes an amendment introduced by Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. This amendment authorizes the establishment of a three-year demonstration project that will replicate Community Health Center's residency training program for family nurse practitioners in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and in nurse managed health centers (NMHCs).
Current effort is focused on the appropriation of funding to go along with the authorization.
Thank you Senator Inouye for your support!
THE FUTURE OF NURSING: LEADING CHANGE, ADVANCING HEALTH
The Institute of Medicine's two-year Initiative on the Future of Nursing, chaired by former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, has released its report, called "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." The report concludes with eight key recommendations, including recommendation #3: Implement nurse residency programs. Recommendation #3 calls for action to support nurses' completion of transition-to-practice residency after they have completed a pre-licensure or an advanced practice degree program, as well as when transitioning into a new clinical area. Section 3 (pp3-1 through 3-53) of the report, titled "Transforming Practice," includes an elaboration on the need for residency training for new nurse practitioners and specifically references (p. 3-34) the testimony of Margaret Flinter, SVP and clinical director of Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), on the need for residency training for new nurse practitioners and the model developed by CHC in establishing the country's first such residency training program for advanced practice registered nurses.