I started out as a licensed practical nurse and then worked as a registered nurse at HealthLinc. I saw first-hand how the program provides the opportunity for growth, support and confidence to new family nurse practitioners. I hope that the program will help me transition from a registered nurse to a primary care provider and allow me to gain the knowledge and practice that builds relationships and aligns exceptional care with improving patients’ lives.

Sarah Feeler
Sarah Feeler
Family Nurse Practitioner Resident

Before the program, I worked as a registered nurse for over nine years and encountered countless patients who could have benefited from access to health care. I became a family nurse practitioner to become part of the solution. This program offers the needed transition to a provider role through a comprehensive education experience, one-on-one mentored clinical rotations, collaborations, and involvement in quality improvement. This program will allow me to offer exceptional care to my patients, build rapport, improve patient outcomes and boost my confidence.

Nicole Ford
Nicole Ford
Family Nurse Practitioner Resident

During my experience as a medical-surgical nurse, I encountered several patients who struggled with multiple chronic conditions and lacked the education and resources to care for themselves properly. After extensive research, I knew that the program through HealthLinc would provide an excellent transitional opportunity as well as the boost of confidence needed in my new role. HealthLinc’s Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program offers an exceptional combination of specialty rotations and didactic studies along with precepting providers who are there to ensure that you feel supported every step of the way.

Tiara Williams
Tiara Williams
Family Nurse Practitioner Resident

FNP Seal

HealthLinc is committed to leadership, transformation and innovation in health care. In 2016, HealthLinc launched its Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program to provide intensive training on both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting and on a high-performance, PCMH model of primary care. HealthLinc has partnered with the Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) in Middletown, Connecticut, to host and operate their Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. This residency is designed for new family nurse practitioners with a commitment to developing career practices in the challenging setting of the FQHC and/or special populations.

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  • Embrace Innovation to grow and expand the Family Nurse Practitioner residency program as it seeks to be a model for Family Nurse Practitioner primary care practice in the FQHC setting.
  • Utilize Collaboration among preceptors, mentors and specialty providers to align practice requirements within each community to ensure the needs of patients are fulfilled.
  • Increase Access to quality care by eliminating barriers through expanded training of family nurse practitioners during the residency program.
  • Demonstrate Respect in all circumstances by consistently treating all persons with compassion and integrity.
  • Achieve Excellence by providing best-in-class, patient care services in all aspects of the Family Nurse Practitioner residency program.
  • Humbly provide Servant Care to all communities through advocacy activities, including developing quality improvement projects and engaging in leadership practices that impact care for all patients.

The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program consists of 12 months of full-time employment at HealthLinc, with a one-year commitment to employment after completion of the program.

Class Size

Each year, the class size varies depending on the needs of the clinics. This ensures you receive a comprehensive educational experience with close, one-on-one instruction.

Full Integration into HealthLinc

  • Involvement in quality improvement and practice redesign
  • Clinical committees and tasks force participation

Core Elements

  • Precepted Continuity Clinics (4 sessions/week) – Develop and manage a panel of new patients
  • Specialty Rotations (2 sessions/week x 1 month) – Rotations include orthopedics, women’s health/prenatal care, adult/child psychiatry, geriatrics, pediatrics, HIV care, hepatitis C care, newborn nursery, dermatology and healthcare for the homeless
  • Mentored Clinics (3 sessions/week) – Sessions with a clinician mentor focused on practice of episodic and acute care
  • Didactic Sessions (1 session/week) – Sessions on high volume/risk/burden conditions frequently seen in FQHCs
  • Continuous training on HealthLinc’s model of high-performance health system: access, continuity, planned care, team-based, prevention-focused, use of data and technology
  • Ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures
  • Training on the quality improvement model, including clinical microsystems and facilitation, as well as leadership development
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Professional diploma (BSN, MSN)
  • Recent graduate (less than 18 months) from an accredited Masters or DNP program
  • Licensed (IN APRN) and credentialed (FNP-C) or license/credential-eligible as FNP
  • Stated commitment to practice as a primary care provider in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or other safety net settings upon completion of the residency
  • COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption

Application Process

  • Please apply for the Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program here or through HealthLinc’s employment page on the website. Applications are now open.
  • If qualified, you will be emailed the formal electronic application to complete.
  • The deadline to return completed applications is April 1, 2023.
  • Those selected are required to complete the credentialing application and must attend HealthLinc’s Recruitment Day in mid-May and a virtual meet-and-greet on one of the following three dates:
    • February 15, 2023 – 5:00 p.m. CST
    • March 7, 2023 – 6:00 p.m. CST
    • March 22, 2023 – 5:00 p.m. CST

Application Requirements

  • CV with 5 years work and education history sections in month and year format
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Professional diploma (BSN, MSN)
  • 3 signed letters of recommendation
  • COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption

If selected for HealthLinc’s Family Nurse Practitioner Training Program cohort, required documents include:

  • Copy of Indiana RN license
  • Copy of Indiana APRN license
  • Copies of license(s) from any other state
  • Indiana controlled substance license
  • Federal DEA certificate
  • ANCC/AANP certification or evidence of eligibility for certification

For more information about the Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, please contact the residency program coordinator at mglorioso@healthlincchc.org or npresidency@healthlincchc.org.

Michael Glorioso

Michael Glorioso

Residency Program Coordinator

Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson

Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Director

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