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Nurse Practitioner Residency Announces 2020/2021 Residents

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May 12, 2020
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic announces three new residents joining Sollus Northwest Family Nursing Practitioner Residency in 2020.

YAKIMA – The Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program announces the 2020-2021 cohort.

Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner residents train in the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic model of high-performance health care: advanced access scheduling, planned care, the chronic care model, and integrated behavioral health/primary care, team-based approach, with expert use of health information technology and the electronic health record.

Joining the program are Jennifer Cortes-Klein, Claire Tindula, and Eliza Thompson.

Jennifer is completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Portland, in Portland, Oregon. She is local to the Pacific Northwest and is a first-generation Mexican-American who is bilingual in Spanish.

Claire is completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland after returning from the Peace Corps in South Africa.

Eliza is completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Columbia University School of Nursing, in New York, New York and is bilingual in Spanish.

The Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program began in Yakima, Washington in 2014.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic launched the program to increase access to quality primary care for underserved populations and to provide new Family Nurse Practitioners with a depth, breadth, volume, and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of the country’s federally qualified community health centers. Since its inception the program has graduated 19 residents, with three set to graduate this June. A total of 13 Sollus Northwest Family Nurse Practitioner residents have gone on to join Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic care teams.

The program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as primary care providers in community health centers or other safety-net settings. The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried position, and includes precepted primary care sessions, specialty rotations, mentored independent clinics and didactic sessions.