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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!

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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 –


2019 Annual Conference


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Come join us for NNPRFTC's 2nd Annual Conference, June 16-17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.  Conference registration and the hotel rooming block at the Alexander Hotel are open.  Click here to register for the conference and to book your hotel at a preferred rate.  The agenda is coming together.  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. 

Call for Poster Abstracts is open.  Share your best practices, innovations, research findings with our community of practice.  For more information click here. Submissions accepted through April 1 via online link only. Notice of acceptance by April 30, 2019.

Check back frequently for other updates.  

Updated 3/20/19

Dues-Based Membership Program Open Enrolllment

Platform for Our Growing Professional Community

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Join our professional community. Support excellence and rigor in NP postgrad training. Meet and interact with like-minded individuals through special interest discussion platforms on topics such as: program directors, accreditation, faculty development, research. Share forms, protocols, documents etc. by contributing to the topical toolboxes. Have your postgrad training program posted on the upcoming "Find A Program" page. Be a recognized member of this growing community!