|Application Deadline||March 5, 2021|
|Program Start||September 6, 2021|
|Length of program||1 year|
The application period is now closed and will reopen on December 2, 2020.
The Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Residency Program in Yakima, WA, is a 12-month program that provides intensive training to both clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training to high performance, PCMH model for primary care.
The program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as Primary Care Providers (PCPs) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety-net settings.
The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried position. Three residency slots are available for the 2020-2021 Sollus Northwest FNP Residency class.
We believe in the right to wellness for all in a comprehensive, preventative approach to health. We value cultural diversity and teamwork, and we respect the dignity of our clients, patients, and residents. The selection process for our program is in compliance with federal, state, and local non-discrimination policies. All candidates are judged according to the merits of their own application packages.
The Nurse Practitioner Residency in Family Practice and Community Health has the following goals:
- Increase access to quality primary care for underserved and special populations by training family practice nurse practitioners in an FQHC-based residency program that prepares residents for full and autonomous expert care of complex underserved populations across all life cycles and in multiple settings.
- Provide new Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) with a depth, breadth, volume, and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of the country’s FQHCs.
- Train new FNPs to a model of primary care consistent with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) principles of health care and the needs of vulnerable populations.
- Improve the clinical skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new family nurse practitioners who choose to work in underserved community settings, as well as contribute to employer satisfaction and workforce retention.
- Increase the number of FNPs ready to serve in leadership roles in community health settings.
The patient population varies by program site but can be broadly defined as low-income and underserved patients of all ages. Our patients are primarily Hispanic, Spanish-speaking migrant/seasonal farmworkers, and their family members. However, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics serve patients from a wide variety of races, ethnicities, and cultures. The patients served at our clinics often cannot access dental care anywhere else. The majority of our patients are on Medicaid or have no dental insurance, many of whom are living below the federal poverty level. For more information about our patients, view patient information in our Community Report.