For Nurse Practitioners

Helping nurse practitioners acclimate to a clinic and community can better equip them for long-term success. Which is why UNMC is launching a residency program unlike any other.

uNParalleled is designed to nurture and support nurse practitioners through additional knowledge and mentorship. You will be connected to a clinic and given additional support for managing medically and socially complex patients. This innovative program is designed for: FNP, WHNP, PNP or Psych NP graduates.

Join The Program

Applications are currently closed

Be a first in the region

This one-year residency program connects you with a primary care clinic and thoughtfully immerses you into its operations with the intention of full time, permanent employment following the residency.

Bring your knowledge and skills to a clinic that serves medically and socially complex patients.

Gain additional support from UNMC to maximize your experience, benefitting patients and team members alike.

Get to know a community on a deeper level, including local businesses, community members and others.

Be part of an exclusive group of NPs who will have an opportunity to influence UNMCs Nurse Practitioner Residency.

Designed to support community health and employment needs for Nebraska communities

Our goal is to prepare nurse practitioners to best serve the unique needs of Nebraska communities. Through this residency we are facilitating a more gradual introduction into the primary care environment, giving nurse practitioners a deeper understanding of complex healthcare environments and helping them gain a greater sense of purpose in the communities they serve. Below offers a snapshot of what a typical week of the program may resemble.

Sample Schedule

Monday

Morning Training

Continuity Clinic

4 hours

Location

On-site at primary care clinic

Afternoon Training

Continuity Clinic

4 hours

Staffing

UNMC Preceptors

Tuesday

Morning Training

Classroom/Didactic

4 hours

Location

UNMC sponsored live training using distance technology

Afternoon Training

Classroom/Didactic

4 hours

Staffing

UNMC Expert Faculty

Wednesday

Morning Training

Continuity Clinic

4 hours

Location

On-site at primary care clinic

Afternoon Training

Continuity Clinic

4 hours

Staffing

UNMC Preceptors

Thursday

Morning Training

Mentor Clinic

4 hours

Location

On-site at primary care clinic

Afternoon Training

Mentor Clinic

4 hours

Staffing

Clinic Provider as Mentor

Friday

Morning Training

Practice Enrichment

4 hours

Location

Specialty clinics and referral sources

Afternoon Training

Practice Enrichment

4 hours

Staffing

Collaborating Organizations

2021 Residency Timeline

January

Primary care clinic applications accepted

February

Four participating clinics selected

May

NP applications received

July

Residency program begins

Residency Locations

Bluestem Health

Lincoln, NE

bluestemlincoln.com

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Practice of Grand Island

Grand Island, NE

familypracticegi.com

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Hospital of Papillion

*Spanish speaking strongly preferred

Omaha, NE

healinghandsofnebraska.com

Family Nurse Practitioner

Click Family Health

Kearney, NE

clickfamilyhealth.com

Family Nurse Practitioner

Expectations and benefits

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Recent (within past 18 months) or expectant graduate of Master’s or Doctoral Graduate Nurse Practitioner program
  • Board certification eligibility in Family Practice, Adult Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care or Women’s Health with intention to take a National Board exam by June 2021
  • Nebraska state APRN licensure eligible
  • Federal DEA certificate eligible
  • Relocation to clinic site location required

Benefits

  • 12-Months of specialized skills training and advanced clinical knowledge
  • Full-time resident salary and benefits
  • Development of community, social and referral base
  • 1:1 Preceptor to confer and discuss cases
  • Supportive on-site mentor
  • Strong expectation for employment post Residency
  • Expectation of during- and post-residency feedback to UNMC
  • NP program accreditation to be pursued upon earliest availability

News

College of Nursing residency program grant recipients begin their residencies

UNMC to establish residency program to help under served communities

$1.67 million grant to establish nurse practitioner residency program

UNMC College of Nursing receives million dollar grant

The residency gives nurse practitioners more time, experience, support and specialized training. Our residency will focus on areas that are medically underserved, ​and may be rural, where nurse practitioners are more likely to be practicing by themselves.

 LeAnn Holmes, DNP, APRN, FAANP PI:
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant Program
leann.holmes@unmc.edu