AdvancingPractice is a one-year intensive training program that builds on nurse practitioner (NP) and nurse midwife (CNM) academic programs to prepare recently-graduated NPs and CNMs to become expert clinicians as well as nursing leaders. Erie Family Health Centers (Erie), a federally qualified health center in Chicago with over 80,000 patients, and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing (UIC Nursing) have partnered to create this program with the goal of expanding access to affordable, quality healthcare in under-resourced communities.
Interested candidates may apply using this form.
We are seeking eight APRN Postgraduate Training fellows for the inaugural 2020-2021 AdvancingPractice class who are:
- Recent graduates (January 2019 or later) from an accredited NP (family, adult-gerontological primary care or pediatric primary care) or CNM program with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Planning a career in community health working with diverse and under-resourced populations.
- Licensed and certified or certified- license pending upon admission to fellowship
- Competent in Spanish or open to learning medical Spanish.
- Able to start the program on July 1, 2020.
The application period begins October 15, 2019. Apply here.
We are holding an information session on:
- December 3 – WebEx Recruitment Event at 6:30pm CDT
If you would like to learn more, please contact AdvancingPractice@eriefamilyhealth.org.
ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE
We want to meet you at our Online Open House!
Attend the Online Open House, hosted via WebEx!
AdvancingPractice Information Session
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Central Time
- Learn from the best! Erie is a national leader in quality of care and top Chicago workplace. It employs over 50 APRNs within a truly collaborative practice model.
- UIC Nursing—known for having one of the nation’s top 10 APRN degree programs—has developed a robust curriculum for the AdvancingPractice program that supports newly graduated APRNs in community heath practice.
- The fellowship model was selected and funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) from a competitive pool of applicants.
- As the inaugural class, you’ll have a unique opportunity to shape and grow the program.
- Serve patients across Erie’s 13 locations, including primary care, school-based and teen-only settings.
- Participate in paid medical Spanish immersion.You’ll be able to travel abroad for two weeks to learn Spanish as part of the program.
- Live and work in one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant cities.
- Access UIC career services and the largest health sciences library in the Midwest.
- Receive fellowship salary, benefits, continuing medical education allowance and paid time-off.
WHAT IS ADVANCINGPRACTICE?
AdvancingPractice is a one-year intensive training program that builds on nurse practitioner (NP) and nurse midwife (CNM) academic programs to prepare recently graduated NPs and CNMs to become expert clinicians as well as nursing leaders. Key components include:
- Precepted “Continuity Clinics”
(4 sessions/week) These are the cornerstone of Advancing In precepted clinics, fellows develop their own patient panel while being precepted by an Erie APRN or MD.
- Specialty Rotations:
(2 sessions/week for 1 month) Specialty rotations in areas most commonly encountered at Erie. Select rotations include: Adolescent Health, HIV Care, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and others.
- Mentored Clinics:
(2 sessions/week) During mentored clinics, work alongside an experienced PCP on episodic or acute care and mastery of procedures.
- Educational Sessions:
(1 session/week) Evidence-based, didactic learning sessions on both clinical and leadership topics.
- Quality Improvement Training:
Participants will design and implement their own quality improvement project throughout the year.