Open Door’s 12-month Nurse Practitioner Residency program was established in 2016. The program provides intensive training in the clinical complexity of family practice both in the safety-net setting and in a high-performance, PCMH model of primary care.
The program is specifically intended for new family nurse practitioners who are committed to practicing as primary care providers (PCP) in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety-net settings.
Applicants must be recent graduates (less than 18 months) from an accredited master’s or DNP program, licensed (CA APRN) and credentialed (FNP-C) or license/credential-eligible as an FNP with a stated commitment to practice as a primary care provider in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) or other safety-net settings upon completion of the residency.
The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried position with benefits. The program structure includes precepted primary care sessions, speciality rotations, mentored independent clinics, and didactic sessions.