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ANE-Nurse Practitioner Residency for PMHNPs in Underserved Settings: University of Michigan-Flint

University of Michigan-Flint

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Increases training available to individuals not yet in the workforce to work in a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Training current healthcare professionals so that they will be able to serve a broader population; Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals; Improving staffing shortage; Expanding career and/or professional development opportunities of current healthcare professionals


The University of Michigan-Flint is establishing a new Nurse Practitioner Residency Program for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in medically underserved settings in Flint, Michigan. The program partners with Hurley Medical Center and Hamilton Community Health Network, two inner-city Flint clinics, but is also seeking to expand its partners to provide psychiatric mental health care to underserved communities in rural Michigan. This program will recruit and train four PMHNP residents per year and provide them with a salary commensurate to 70% of the existing NP yearly rate. 40% of PMHNP residents will be retained to work in Flint and surrounding underserved communities.

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