Your Nurse Practitioner Residency Questions, Answered

Good morning! I woke up today to dreary weather making it hard to get going on this Monday morning. On the upside, it's a great day to hunker down indoors and get some work done. On the downside, I'm two cups of coffee in and still rubbing my sleepy eyes. Does anyone else feel the same? One of my activities for the day is planning our next Midlevels for the Medically Underserved info webinar...more to come on this. I love connecting with nurse practitioners and NP students looking to make next steps in their careers and the upcoming info session will be no exception. 

I'll never forget what my first year of working as a nurse practitioner was like and enjoy talking with soon-to-be new graduates and less experienced NPs about to make the same overwhelming move from education to practice. 

If you're facing entry into practice, there are several options out there that can make this a supported career transition. MidlevelU's take on this support system comes in the form of our program, Midlevels for the Medically Underserved (MMU). The program supports less experienced nurse practitioners in three ways: 

  1. Clinical Support - Clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities employing MMU participants know what being a new grad looks like. They ensure that participants work alongside other experienced providers willing to mentor them and help out along the way. Have questions about a patient? Not to worry - someone's happy to help!
  2. Continuing Education - MMU kicks off with a continuing medical education conference in Nashville, TN. In this clinical boot camp, NPs practice procedural skills like suturing and I&D as well as dive in to other topics such as skills for X-ray interpretation. 
  3. Peer Group - Life as a new grad can be challenging, no matter how you make the transition. MMU allows you to share these ups and downs with a peer group. Learn from the experiences of others and get feedback from a small group of like-minded NPs about challenges you're facing. 

If you missed our last Midlevels for the Medically Underserved info session, you can check it out below. Feel free to email with any questions you have about this unforgettable service learning experience! 

To download your MMU Info Packet, or to apply to Midlevels for the Medically Underserved, click here. Stay tuned to register for our next live MMU Q&A session!