Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Immersion Program

nurse practitioner immersion program

A program connecting recent graduates with patients, mentors and the community

Family Health Centers of San Diego’s Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Immersion Program is a six-month educational program that offers a unique salaried opportunity to improve clinical skills and prepare for a career in community medicine. The program will prepare Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to manage complex care of patients in a multi-cultural, socioeconomically diverse population. Participants will develop the integrative skills needed to practice in a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

The immersion program has been placed on hold.

At this time, we will not be bringing in a Fall 2020 cohort. An update will be provided here when new applications are available.

Core training will consist of:

  • Orientation
  • Community Immersion
  • Clinic-based Precept Training
  • Rotations/Independent Practice
  • Didactics

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recent graduate from accredited Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant program with less than two years of clinical experience
  • California license and national certification completion prior to program start
  • Drug Enforcement Administration license eligibility
  • Demonstrated commitment to Special Populations/Undeserved Communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred; language fluency that reflects our special population communities (Arabic, Somali, Vietnamese and others) preferred

For more program information, contact:

Alexa Walker
Senior Recruiter
Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers

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