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Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

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Accepting applications for the October 2021 program January 4, 2021 thru April 15, 2021.

PCHC’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is a 24-month post-graduate Primary Care Residency that provides advanced clinical skills training through fully supervised, direct primary care experience within a community health center.

This intensive program is intended to prepare recently graduated FNPs (0-24 months post-graduation) to function as effective primary care providers who meet the needs of culturally diverse and clinically complex patients typical of community health centers. Candidates will independently, and incrementally, develop and maintain a continuity panel of patients, while enhancing skills in best clinical practices, population health management, and advanced practice team care that are proven to improve clinical outcomes and provider resiliency.


  • Weekly group didactic sessions
  • Population Health panel management
  • Advanced team-based care
  • Full-time employment
  • Robust benefits package
  • Specialty rotations within the health centers
  • Full-time precepting for all clinic sessions
  • Intensive EMR training & documentation efficiencies

  • Upon successful completion of program, opportunity for continued employment

Dr. Jennifer Raney, Program Director

Dr. Raney has been the Director of PCHC’s NP Residency program since it’s inception in 2018. Dr. Raney completed her family practice residency at Brown University and leads with 16+ years of educational and clinical experience from diverse settings including academic community health centers, private practice, in-patient care, after-hours urgent care, addiction medicine, and student health clinics. She has mentored and instructed medical students, family medicine residents, and family nurse practitioners through her prior roles in clinical education with Brown University and Boston University. Dr. Raney has a strong commitment to working with marginalized and underserved populations.

Kristen Hylan, FNP, Assistant Program Director

Kristen Hylan is Assistant Director of PCHC’s Nurse Practitioner Residency. Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Quinnipiac University and her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner, from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Kristen is an adjunct faculty member with the online Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston. Her passion for teaching and watching students grow as providers led her to PCHC’s residency.


Seeking Nurse Practitioners who want to train to make a difference everyday.

Residency is full-time, 40 hours per week beginning October 2021.


Please contact Anny Naya , PCHC Director of Provider Recruitment

How to Apply

Providence Community Health Centers’ Nurse Practitioner Residency program accepts applications January 4, 2021 thru April 15,2021.

Next available program begins in October 2021.

  • Visit our career portal:

    Click here to APPLY
  • As part of the application process you will be asked to upload your resume, two recommendations and answer three essay questions.

    To prepare you, here is information about the essay questions:

    The guiding principles of Providence Community Health Center’s Nurse Practitioner Fellowship include community, cooperative spirit and a commitment to lifelong learning. In carefully selecting candidates for the 24-month residency program, PCHC requires candidates to provide shortanswers (maximum 300 words per question) to the following questions:

    1. Why is a post-graduate NP residency program appealing to you? How does a program such as
      the one here at PCHC relate to your short and long term professional goals?
    2. Please elaborate on your interest in providing care in a community health center setting. What life experiences and goals contribute to your motivation to seek this opportunity specifically? How do you envision helping to address the health care disparities that historically affect members of community health centers such as PCHC?
    3. The advanced practice medical home model currently implemented at PCHC depends on an interdisciplinary team to provide high quality, patient-centered care. Communication and collaboration are critical to team success. How will you be an asset to this program and your clinical care team? Are there challenges that you anticipate this environment will present for you?