Henry J. Austin Health Center Nurse Practitioner Residency Program will foster an environment of learning to facilitate advanced training of Nurse Practitioners. It will develop a sustainable structure in which Nurse Practitioners can safely learn the skills they need to become highly skilled Primary Care Providers while engaging in a mentorship structure that creates retention and long-term commitment to medically underserved areas.

Program Structure

  • One-year salaried residency with benefits and an opportunity for continued employment with the community health center.
  • Full integration into the organization, including training in the trauma informed model of care, integrated collaborative based care, advanced access systems, team-based care, clinical pharmacy and using all forms of technology through telehealth.

Core Curricular Elements

  • Precepted Continuity Clinics – These are the cornerstone of the residency program. Residents develop their own patient panel while having a preceptor (MD or APRN).
  • Specialty Rotations – Behavioral Health, Women’s Health, Clinical Pharmacy, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), HIV/Hepatitis Management, Community/Population Health, Pediatrics, Chiropractic/Pain Management, Infectious Disease, Mobile Health Unit.
  • Mentored Clinics – Residents will be a part of an integrated care team, seeing patients under the direction of a mentor.
  • Didactic Education Sessions – Content is developed to enhance the residents clinical experience in providing care to patients in the Community Health Center setting.
  • Quality Improvement Training – Training will focus on the quality improvement model including microsystems, facilitation and leadership development.
  • Project ECHO® Pain – Residents join a twice monthly videoconference that connects primary care providers with a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists to improve the management of patients with chronic pain. Weitzman ECHO® uses case-based learning to provide support and education to providers.
  • Specialty Technology Training – Residents will learn to apply technology to provide efficient quality healthcare. This will include the use of health information exchange, e-consults, video case conference, and telemedicine.
  • Community Engagement – Residents are provided opportunities to engage with their assigned community.
  • Participation in Ongoing Multi-Input Evaluation – Residents contribute to continuous programmatic improvement via assigned evaluations throughout the residency experience.

Compensation & Benefits

The residency is a 12 month, full-time salaried position with an opportunity for continued employment with the community health center after completion of the residency program. Henry J. Austin Health Center offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health benefits including medical, dental and vision
  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • License reimbursement benefit
  • Supplemental disability, accident and life insurance
  • Professional liability insurance

Application Process

Applications for the 2023-2024 program are open and will be reviewed in March and April 2023.

  • Complete an application and provide required supplemental materials
  • Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee comprised of Henry J. Austin Health Center leadership, program staff, and program preceptors
  • Candidates will be invited to interview in Trenton, NJ. Interviews are scheduled in early April
  • Residency offers will be made in April

Who Can Apply

  • Graduate of a Master’s or Doctoral Graduate Nurse Practitioner program within  2 years of applying for entrance into the program
  • ANCC/AANP certification exam eligibility with the intention to take a certification exam before July 2023
  • New Jersey State APRN licensure eligible
  • Federal DEA certificate eligible

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to providing care to medically underserved populations
  • Desire to practice as a primary care provider in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) upon completion of the residency
  • Bilingual preferred

Other Recommendations

We strongly encourage all applicants to take the national certification examination as early as possible in order to be fully credentialed by the start of the Residency Program on January 2, 2024.

Training Locations

Nurse Practioner Residency Program

Serving the Greater Trenton Community