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PCHC Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
The PCHC Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program, funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was established in September 2011 to support the transition from new NP to skilled Primary Care Provider.
Set at Penobscot Community Health Care, Maine's largest and most comprehensive community health center system, residents will work with a broad patient base - head to toe, pediatrics to geriatrics.
The purpose of the PCHC NP Residency Program is to provide residents clinical experience in an integrated primary care environment. Residents will receive an intense clinical training that is necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of the country’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Residents will also work to improve their clinical skills, confidence, and productivity using state-of-the-art technology in a patient-centered practice setting.
The one-year program will provide residents a depth of complexity in patient care and clinical experience. As the greater Bangor region's safety net provider, PCHC sees a population of patients that are uninsured, underinsured, and homeless patients. Residents will learn how social factors such as mental illness, substance, poverty, and rurality impacts patient health outcomes.
As a new NP, the PCHC NP Residency Program will enhance your preparation to meet the challenge of primary care.