Riggs Community Health Center Launches Postgraduate Residency Training Program for Family Nurse Practitioners

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Riggs Community Health Center Launches Postgraduate Residency Training Program for Family Nurse Practitioners

Lafayette, Indiana. Riggs Community Health Center is pleased to announce the launch of a Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program sponsored by a grant from the Health Resoures Service Administration (HRSA). This residency program will provide intensive training in both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training in the Patient Centered Medical Home model for primary care.

“We are honored to launch this Nurse Practitioner Residency Program,” said Dr. McQuade-Jones Riggs Community Health Center President & CEO. “This program equips new family nurse practitioners with the skills they need to care for underserved populations and assume future leadership roles in community health care.”


The primary goals of this program include:

  • Increase access to quality primary care for underserved and special populations
  • Provide new Family Nurse Practitioners with a depth, volume and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Improve the skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new Nurse Practitioners
  • Increase the number of Nurse Practitioners ready to serve in leadership roles in community health centers

The residency program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as primary care providers in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety net settings. The program includes precepted primary care sessions, specialty rotations, mentored independent clinics in a rural setting, didactic sessions and quality improvement training.

4 residency slots are available for the inaugural 2020-2021 Nurse Practitioner Residency Class.

For more information about the residency program, please contact: sfoster@riggshealth.com

About Riggs Community Health Center

Riggs Community Health Center’s mission is to provide access to high quality healthcare to all who live in the communities it serves regardless of their insurance status. As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, Riggs CHC offers primary, behavioral, dental and Prenatal Women’s health services at 4 locations in the Greater Lafayette and Lebanon communities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.riggshealth.com or call (765)742-1567.


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