Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

We are now accepting applications to our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NPP) Residency Program for the Spring 2023 residency year, and will start scheduling interviews in early 2023. Download the application here.

Spring NPP residents would start working around May 2023, depending on the acceptance date for an entire year. Please contact us and apply ASAP if you are interested so we can discuss next steps.

The Jewish Board’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NPP) Residency Program is a unique and pioneering one-year program that provides a structured, nurturing training and learning environment for newly graduated NPP.

The year-long residency grooms NPPs to become clinical leaders at the agency, and in the field of mental health. The NPP Residency includes:

  • Enhanced, dedicated supervision and support. Residents spend most of their time in precepted clinical experiences, where they receive intensive supervision from seasoned NPPs and psychiatrists whose own clinical schedules are reduced in order to provide supervision throughout the day. Residents also work in mentored and specialty rotations, where they gain experience providing care to a diversity of clients, with regular supervision and support.
  • In all clinical experiences, residents gradually build their caseloads, in order to avoid the “sink or swim” situation that newly graduated NPPs typically encounter.
  • In order to gain diverse experiences, residents provide care in both traditional, in-person settings (when possible depending on covid-19 related restrictions), and through our telepsychiatry program, where providers meet with clients via internet-based audiovisual programs. Residents must also be willing to travel to programs throughout the agency, e.g. residents may work at our programs in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
  • The residency encourages the development of independent clinical and leadership skills to provide expert care and tackle larger mental health issues:
    • Residents take part in weekly didactic sessions with other residents and Jewish Board psychiatric leadership to learn about cutting edge research and practices related to individual treatments and wider, systemic phenomena.
    • Weekly didactics sessions are group-based, creating a supportive forum that allows residents to process and address the emotional and professional demands of mental health work, while counteracting the isolation of one-on-one clinical roles, and learning how to make NPP work sustainable and satisfying over the long-term.
    • Residents also take part in Quality Improvement (QI) projects, where they gain hands-on experience identifying and addressing larger trends related to mental health care. This gives residents the opportunity to develop their own QI projects, related to issues of particular interest to them.

Upon completion of the year-long Residency, Residency Graduates continue to work at the agency for at least a year as a full time employed NPP (with salaries increasing accordingly as part of this change). This way, Graduates further develop the relationships they formed during their Residency year, for example, with their clients, Residency Preceptors, therapists, and program directors. Residency Graduates continue to enjoy the rich collaborative culture of the Jewish Board.

Every 6 months, we celebrate the graduation of our Fall or Spring class of NPP Residents, too!

Residents are paid competitive salaries, with full benefits. Salaries are commensurate with the reduced caseload as part of the residency program.

Residency candidates are interviewed by our Residency Staff. We will contact you to schedule interviews.

For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

To learn more about the program and apply, contact