The School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University is partnering with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) to launch the Advanced Practice Nurse Residency Program (NRP). HMH received a four-year, $3.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop this program.
HMH, in conjunction with Monmouth, will develop a one-year, full-time program designed to strengthen the skills of master’s-level nurse practitioners and prepare them to serve as primary care providers in community-based settings with a focus on rural or underserved populations. Primary care practices will be located in, but not limited to, Atlantic, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and Bergen counties.
Nurse residency programs are designed to ease the transition from education to clinical practice for recently graduated nurse practitioners. As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APN) with additional responsibilities for administering patient care, nurse practitioners can prescribe medication, examine patients, diagnose illnesses, and provide treatment, much like physicians do. Nurse practitioners are qualified to treat certain medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor.
All applicants must be licensed as an APN in New Jersey. Selected applicants will start the program in July of 2020.
Learn more about Monmouth’s nurse practitioner programs here.