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Congratulations — CHAS Health’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Awarded Pre-Accreditation

First Postgrad NP Residency to Receive NNPRFTC's Pre-Accreditation

Congratulations! CHAS Health‘s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is the first NP postgraduate program to be awarded pre-accreditation by NNPRFTC. CHAS, headquartered in Spokane WA, was awarded pre-accreditation September 27, 2018. Trainees in the class of 2018 are considered to have completed a pre-accredited postgraduate NP training program.  CHAS’s class of 2018 finished their program in September, and all went on to full-time employment for agencies serving vulnerable, under-served populations.

Pre-accreditation is a formal designation that has national recognition. For programs in their first year, NNPRFTC pre-accreditation provides a pathway that may lead to full accreditation. Programs are eligible to apply for pre-accreditation if they meet the NNPRFTC eligibility requirements for accreditation, but their first cohort of trainees is still enrolled at the time of the site visit.  Pre-accreditation may convert to accreditation during the second year if it is determined that the program is meeting outstanding requirements such as end-of-year trainee and faculty evaluations and on-going program evaluation.

CHAS Health serves more than 73,000 patients each year in the Spokane WA area and the Lewis-Clark Valley which spans WA and ID.  Every year CHAS continues  to grow and bring new jobs to their economy, while providing a healthcare home to more people in the Inland Northwest.  The NP residency application cycle will open December 2018. Check the the CHAS website for the most current information. The year-long full-time residency program at CHAS Health includes small working group and one-on-one time with preceptors caring for CHAS Health patients as well as many continued learning didactic opportunities including:

  • Suturing: Simple Closure
  • Eye Exams in Primary Care
  • Joint Injections
  • Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Anxiety and Depression: Screening, assessment, diagnosis
  • Participation in a Quality Improvement Project
  • And many more!