Program Goals

As a Community Health Center, Lamprey Health Care has long valued the critical role Nurse Practitioners play in the primary care team. The focus of our program is to build confident, competent family nurse practitioners who will contribute to workforce needs in an integrated team-based primary care setting. The program curriculum aligns with our mission to provide high-quality primary care, with an emphasis on prevention and lifestyle management, to all individuals regardless of ability to pay.

Our comprehensive Fellowship Program has been developed to meet a variety of goals vital to the delivery of healthcare.

 

 

Increase access to primary care for the medically underserved population by increasing the number of primary care providers in the community healthcare setting of a Federally Qualified Health Center.

 

 

 

Provide new nurse practitioners with a depth, breadth, volume, and intensity of clinical experiences necessary to serve as autonomous primary care providers in the complex setting of a Federally Qualified Health Center.

 

 

 

 

Increase workforce recruitment and retention rates in New Hampshire of nurse practitioners working in primary care, community health, and medically underserved areas.

 

 

 

 

Improve the clinical skills confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new nurse practitioners who choose to work in underserved community settings, as well as contribute to overall workforce retention.

 

Why choose Lamprey Health Care?

Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, at orthopedics rotation 

Why choose Lamprey Health Care?

Diversity

Fellows will provide care in both rural and urban settings to an under-served population using the Patient-Centered Medical Home model. With centers in Newmarket, Raymond, and Nashua, NH, Fellows will have an opportunity to provide care to a variety of patient populations such as refugees, homeless individuals, nursing home patients, and non-English speaking patients.

 

Focus on Learning 

As the oldest and largest non-profit Community Health Center in New Hampshire, we offer experience in a well-established practice. For over 25 years we have been precepting students from a variety of health professions. This includes Medical Residents, OB/GYN Residents, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nursing, and Medical Assistants. Many of our providers have been with the organization for over 15 years, and are dedicated to our organizational culture of continuing education.

Integrated Programs

Our practice is committed to an integrated model with an emphasis on care coordination. Programs integrated into our primary care setting include:

► Behavioral health care
► Medication assisted treatment (MAT) services
► Chronic disease care

We offer a valuable learning experience in an NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home for nurse practitioners looking to enhance clinical skills and meet the challenges of practicing in a primary care environment.

Regional Partnerships

We work closely with our academic partner, the University of New Hampshire (UNH). As recipients of a competitive $3M grant from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, we will be expanding our regional partnerships. New partners include Project ECHO in the UNH PACT program, local community mental health agencies, and nurse practitioner practices.

Program Structure

Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, weekly didactic session

Selected fellows will be full time employees with benefits at Lamprey Health Care. Fellows will be certified and credentialed members of the clinical team.

The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship includes:

  • Precepted continuity clinics held at our Newmarket Center (5 sessions/week)
  • Mentored clinics at our locations in Newmarket, Raymond, and Nashua, as well as various specialty practices (2 sessions/week)
  • Weekly education sessions (1 session/week)
  • Specialty rotations (2 sessions/week)
  • Participation in quality improvement projects
  • A comprehensive evaluation process

Specialty rotations may include:

  • Adult Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
  • Dermatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Homelessness / Vulnerable Populations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics
  • Women’s Health

Rotations are subject to change.

Qualifications

Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, end of year recognition ceremony

Successful candidates to the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program will:

► Be a recent graduate from Master or DNP program.
► Be licensed, or eligible to be licensed, in NH.
► Have ANCC or AANP certification as FNP.
► Be committed to practice as a primary care provider in a community health setting.

If you are unsure if you qualify for the Lamprey Health Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program, contact our Program Coordinator at (603) 244-7375 or FellowshipInfo@lampreyhealth.org.

The NH Nurse Practitioner Association is a great source of information on Nurse Practitioner careers in New Hampshire.

How to Apply

Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, examine a patient 

Completed applications include the following:

► Completed the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Application form, including Personal Statement Essay.
► Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which discusses capabilities/interest to this Fellowship Program.
► Official Transcripts
► CV/Resume

Download Application

Applications for the 2020-21 Fellowship Program are due by 4:00 pm, March 6, 2020.

 

Submit applications via email. Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Lamprey Health Care, NP Fellowship Program
128 Route 27
Attn: Julia Meuse
Raymond, NH 03077

For more information contact us at (603) 244-7375 or via email at FellowshipInfo@lampreyhealth.org.