More Nurse Practitioners Now Pursue Residency Programs To Hone Skills

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

The patient at the clinic was in his 40s and had lost both his legs to Type 1 diabetes. He had mental health and substance abuse problems and was taking large amounts of opioids to manage pain. He was assigned to Nichole Mitchell, who in 2014 was a newly minted nurse practitioner in her first week of a one-year postgraduate residency program at the Community Health Center clinic in Middletown, Conn. Continue reading article here…

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