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Accreditation Salon-January 2018

Informal Panel Discussion, Q&A

by Candice Rettie PhD

The January Accreditation Salon is will be Tuesday, January 23, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern. This is a monthly, informal panel discussion and question & answer session that is intended to respond to questions about the Consortium’s accreditation process. Participants have been representatives from programs considering accreditation as well as from programs that are […]

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New Consortium Benefit — Sharing and Advancing Research

NP Preparedness Survey -- Invitation and Link to E-mail to Others

by Candice Rettie PhD

The Consortium is rolling out a new membership benefit — offering our members the capability of “sharing and advancing research” (to use a phrase coined by Research Gate, a wonderful source of scientific knowledge and platform for research collaboration.)  A core mission for the Consortium is creating and disseminating knowledge about topics, ideas, and issues […]

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Accreditation Salon

Learning about the Consortium's accreditation process -- Formal and informal presentations

by Candice Rettie PhD

We have had lots of requests for more information about the accreditation application process, how to conduct and write the programmatic Self Study, how to prepare for the site visit, how accreditation decisions are made, and how the timeline works.  In response to these requests, the Consortium is going to offer a monthly “Accreditation Salon” […]

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WNCCHS Receives Programmatic Accreditation

Advanced Practice Safety Net Residency Accredited

by Candice Rettie PhD

The National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Consortium (NNPRFTC) is pleased to announce the programmatic accreditation of Western North Carolina Community Health Services’ (WNCCHS) Advanced Practice Safety Net Residency (APSNR), headquartered in Asheville, NC.  APSNR has been awarded programmatic accreditation for the full 3-year period.  Their current trainees will be considered to have completed an accredited program.  Click […]

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North Mississippi Medical Services’ Advanced Clinician Fellowship Program Accredited

For immediate distribution: April 17, 2017

by Candice Rettie PhD

The National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Consortium (NNPRFTC) is pleased to announce the accreditation of another postgraduate nurse practitioner training program: North Mississippi Medical Services’ (NMMS) Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship (APCF), headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. The APCF program has been awarded programmatic accreditation for the full 3-year period.  Current trainees will be considered to have completed […]

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NNPRFTC Awards National Programmatic Accreditation to International Community Health Services and Community Health Center, Inc Nurse Practitioner Residencies

For immediate distribution: January 18, 2017

by Candice Rettie PhD

Announcement NNPRFTC Awards National Programmatic Accreditation to: International Community Health Services and Community Health Center, Inc Nurse Practitioner Residencies The National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Consortium (NNPRFTC) is pleased to announce the accreditation of two postgraduate nurse practitioner residencies:  International Community Health Services (ICHS) headquartered in Seattle, Wash., and Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) […]

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Thanksgiving

Giving thanks

by Candice Rettie PhD

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving — safe travels, good food, good conversation, and good times! Giving heartfelt thanks for your commitment to the Consortium and for believing in our mission:  supporting excellence and rigor in high performance NP postgraduate training; promoting an expert healthcare workforce that is prepared to meet the needs of patients and […]

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News Updates –Summer 2016

by Candice Rettie PhD

There has been lots of activity over the past few months.  It was possible because of the contributions of inspired, dedicated, amazing and collegial member volunteers. The Consortium’s successes are directly attributable to your invaluable gifts of time and effort.  Heartfelt thanks to each of you! So, what have we been up to? We’ve created […]

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Full Practice Authority for Nurses added to the Federal Register

APRNs working in the US Department of Veterans Affairs

by Candice Rettie PhD

We are pleased to share the good news:  Alan Bernstein at the National Nurse Executive Conference, just announced that the Full Practice Authority for Nurses has been added to the Federal Register (link below). https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/25/2016-12338/advanced-practice-registered-nurses This would apply to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses working in the US Department of Veteran Affairs. The proposed rule will […]

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Accrediting the NP Postgraduate Training Program in Year One

Support for New Program Directors

by Candice Rettie PhD

Over the past several weeks I’ve had a series of very interesting conversations with colleagues who are in the midst of establishing new NP postgraduate residencies.  These are residencies and fellowships across the primary care spectrum: family, adult/gero, and two in PMHC.  Of course there are also programs in midwifery, peds, and others. We’ve talked […]

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