Attend Our Nurse Practitioner Residency Info Session

Are you graduating from your nurse practitioner program in 2019? If so, you've got a lot of decisions to make. Where will you work once you wrap up your NP program? How will you continue to build upon the clinical foundation you've built in school? Life as a new grad NP is overwhelming. There's uncertainty about next employment steps and a lot of "I don't know's" in the clinical setting. I understand, I've been there.

<--break->Midlevels for the Medically Underserved (MMU), a residency-like program for nurse practitioners, was started based on my own experiences as well as hearing similar sentiments from new graduate NPs around me. While our schooling gives us a clinical foundation, there's still a lot to learn to be proficient and efficient in our jobs as providers. In order to thrive, on-the-job learning must happen. The problem? Many workplaces aren't set up to be supportive, mentoring practice environments. 

As an experienced NP, I love meeting new graduates and helping them get established in their new role. I vividly recall the challenges and frustrations I faced at work right out of my nurse practitioner program and have always felt the need for a more supported transition from education to practice. This is what led us at MidlevelU to start the MMU program nearly three years ago. 

If you aren't familiar with Midlevels for the Medically Underserved, you can think of the program somewhat like a residency for nurse practitioners and physician assistants (you can also watch a video clip featuring past participants here). As NPs and PAs, we typically graduate from two-year graduate level programs. In the workplace setting, however, we are often expected to take on almost the same workload as physicians who have significantly more schooling. As a new graduate this expectation is challenging and unrealistic without a support structure in place. MMU provides that support. 

The application for 2019 MMU cohorts is open! If you have graduated from your NP program, or plan to graduate in 2019, you can download a MMU info packet here. If you still have questions or would like to learn more about the program, we are also hosting a live online information session on Thursday, January 10th at 1:00pm CST. During the webinar, we will share more about how MMU works and give you the chance to ask any questions you have about the experience or application process. Reserve your spot in the online session by registering here. 

Can't attend the info session? We're happy to help! You can always email with questions or for more information about Midlevels for the Medically Underserved. We hope to have you attend in-person on the 10th!