The Wright Center for Community Health introduces nurse practitioner postgraduate fellowship program
The Wright Center for Community Health is introducing a 12-month nurse practitioner postgraduate fellowship program in family medicine that provides hands-on clinical training experience for newly minted nurse practitioners.
Nurse practitioners who have licenses and are entering their first year of practice can apply to the program in January. The paid fellowship begins in September. The Wright Center is accepting a limited number of applicants for the first fellowship program in the region. To make an application, email email@example.com.
“The focus of our fellowship is to provide nurse practitioners who want to remain in family practice with the experience they need to provide high-quality primary and preventive care to the communities we serve in Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Joshua Braddell, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, director of the fellowship program and medical director of The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice.
The nurse practitioners chosen for the fellowship will receive increased clinical exposure during the first year of their practice. The fellowship will help advanced practice nurses develop leadership skills through weekly didactic sessions and specialty clinic experiences.
The Wright Center for Community Health is an essential community provider that offers nondiscriminatory, comprehensive, culturally competent, affordable, high-quality primary health services for all people, regardless of their income level, insurance status, or ZIP code. The Wright Center for Community Health follows the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model and participates in the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program that addresses America’s primary care workforce shortage, misdistribution, and related health disparities.
The new fellowship provides experience in pediatrics, mental and behavioral health, infectious disease, and addiction treatment and recovery services at The Wright Center for Community Health’s Clarks Summit, Mid Valley, and Scranton practices.
The Wright Center for Community Health’s primary care fellowship is the fourth in the state, with programs available in Philadelphia, Erie, and Lancaster. The Wright Center follows the model established in 2007 by Community Health Center, Inc., of Connecticut, a pioneer in formal postgraduate training programs for family nurse practitioners.