Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The application period for the 2020-2021 PNP Residency year is open from March 15, 2020, until May 15, 2020.

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

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

  • Enhanced, dedicated supervision and support. Residents spend most of their time in precepted clinical experiences, where they receive intensive supervision from seasoned PNPs 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 PNPs typically encounter.
  • In order to gain diverse experiences, residents provide care in both traditional, in-person settings, 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 leadership skills to provide expert care and tackle larger mental health issues:
    • Residents take part in weekly didactic sessions to learn about cutting edge research and practices related to individual treatments and wider, systemic phenomena. This includes participation in a partner mental health provider’s didactics program, where residents learn about different mental health care systems and modalities.
    • 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, we require that resident graduates work at the agency for at least a year as a full time employed PNP.

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 at Jewish Board headquarters in midtown Manhattan. 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 pnpresidency@jbfcs.org.