In the News: Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Breaks New Ground

Dec 21, 2022 | News

CHP’s new family nurse practitioner (FNP) residency program is breaking new ground in the field of advanced nursing practice.

About half of CHP’s clinicians throughout Berkshire County are nurse practitioners who are playing a growing role in primary care in the U.S. At CHP, two recently graduated family nurse practitioners spend a year working with a more experienced FNP, who mentors them toward greater autonomy and more complex patient care.

Read the Berkshire Eagle’s front page story on this cutting edge nurse practitioner residency program, which is among just a few in Massachusetts, and the only such program west of Springfield.

In July, CHP joined a pilot residency program organized by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School in Worcester. The program is working with six primary care organizations across the state that serve vulnerable populations.”

“The Berkshires faces a shortage of nurse practitioners. Here’s how CHP is trying to fix that”

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