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April 2019 -- News Updates

Lots of News

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More about the April News update below.  But first, a quick aside – a personal lesson about cyber security.  Yesterday I completed a training course on phishing and today I had two phishing attempts (first in many months) which I did not recognize as phishing.  Luckily I didn’t click on anything and asked our IT security about how to retrieve my supposedly sequestered emails.  Turns out it was a malicious email that contained every single element that should have made me suspicious, but I missed all of them.  Here’s what I missed --

  1. It required an urgent response or I would lose 4 important emails that had been quarantined (plays on emotions and sense of urgency);
  2. I opened the message on a small screen so I missed the funky url that contained numbers and ended in web.de (from Germany) and the weird symbols used to replace numbers and letters (that I couldn’t distinguish on the small screen);
  3. At the top was a note saying it was from a trusted sender (not…);
  4. And at the bottom a tag line saying it was from Microsoft IT admin (which I learned doesn’t exist.)

So if you get something like this – be forewarned, it is phishing! Lesson learned.

Moving onto Consortium news.  We’ve had lots going on. The April 2019 Newsletter has updates about:

  • Another residency program approved: Highland Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Residency in Rochester NY– Congratulations!
  • Accreditation Committee is now the Accreditation Commission and other US Dept of Education related news.
  • Annual Conference updates. Join us in Indianapolis, June 16-17.  If you haven’t registered, do! Read about important hotel registration contact info and updates.
  • Membership program – join now and get $25 off conference registration.
  • NNPRFTC Executive Director Search – you may have heard, I’m retiring at the end of the summer.  While I’m simultaneously sad and joyful, right now I’m focusing on ensuring a smooth and transparent transition. We need to identify the next ED. Check out the job description.  Help us find the person who will lead the Consortium into its next phase of development.
  • April Blog: “Feeling Stressed? Control What You Can and Move On”.  Sharing my thoughts about how important it is to model effective stress management techniques in our professional and personal lives. 

Highland Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Accredited

Congratulations on Initial Accreditation

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The National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Consortium (NNPRFTC) is pleased to announce the initial accreditation of another postgraduate Nurse Practitioner residency:  Highland Family Medicine’s (HFM) Nurse Practitioner Residency Program (NPRP) headquartered in Rochester, NY.  NNPRFTC’s Accreditation Commission’s initial programmatic accreditation is for three years.  The current trainees will be considered to have completed an accredited program.

The program is clearly poised to meet a need for expert primary care providers in an area that includes both urban and rural under-served populations.  Thomas L Campbell, MD and Chair of Highland Family Medicine said it perfectly: “We are so proud of our NP residency and the work that Kristin [Kristin E. Smith, DNP, FNP-c, AAHIVS, Program Director] and her colleagues have done.”

Congratulations Highland Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Residency Program!

Search for Executive Director

Dr. Candice Rettie is Retiring

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Nurse Practitioner and Residency Fellowship Training Consortium (The Consortium), I want to share with you the news that our Founding Executive Director, Dr. Candice Rettie, has announced her plans to retire in August, 2019.  Of course, we are now focused on identifying and recruiting the next executive leader for The Consortium. 

Spring 2019 News Update

Annual Conference, Membership, Inaugural Member Profile

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Cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom in the DC area. Spring is finally here!  It is time for the 2019 Spring News Update.

Attached is the Spring 2019 Consortium newsletter.  It is full of information. Check out the links to:

  • 2019 Annual Conference in Indianapolis June 16-17:
    • Register for the conference, book your hotel room, peruse the preliminary agenda, submit a poster abstract (deadline to submit abstracts is April 1);
  • New dues-based membership program, join and get a $25 discount on Annual conference registration;
  • Spring Blog: the “Tipping Point—Taking Off”;
  • Research Survey – participate in a survey preparing for practice in rural primary care: “Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Nurse Practitioner Practice in Rural Primary Care”;
  • Congratulate the CHAS NP Residency on their recent accreditation;
  • Inaugural Membership Profile: Read about Patti Cleveland, ARNP.

 Look forward to seeing everyone in Indianapolis –

03/26/19

2019 Annual Conference

FROM MODEL TO MOVEMENT: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE

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Come join us for NNPRFTC's 2nd Annual Conference, June 16-17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Click here to register for the conference and to book your hotel at a preferred rate. Make sure to register by May 19 to get the early bird registration rate of $320. Later registration is $375. Due to the demand, we've added rooms to our hotel rooming block at the Alexander Hotel. Use the link or call Dara Goudreau, Alexander Hotel reservation specialist at 317-624-8276. If you need to book a room for an extended stay (dates beyond June 16-17) please call Dara (317.624.8275) for assistance with your reservation. Check out the agenda -- packed full of talented presenters, panelists and workshop facilitators. There will be topical workshops on the afternoon of Sunday, June 16th, followed by an informal gathering to welcome everyone.  Monday, June 17th will be a day-long program of speakers and networking. 

Join the new dues-based NNPRFTC membership program and get reduced conference registration fee. 

Come, network and learn -- share your questions, your best practices, learn about innovations, hear about research findings with our community of practice.  For more information click here

Updated 04/30/19

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