Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

Applications for the Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program year 2022-23 are CLOSED.
2022-23 family nurse practitioner fellows

Meet the 2022-23 Fellows

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Stephanie Hallenbeck

Stephanie Hallenbeck, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, joined Lamprey Health Care’s Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in 2022. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Steph's doctoral thesis explored the improvement of patient outcomes through education and behavioral change; this remains a key area of focus in her practice at Lamprey. Steph believes that patient care should be a collaborative enterprise, and provide her patients with the best possible guidance so that they can make informed healthcare decisions. 

Outside of the office: Steph also serves as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, following several years of active duty, including four in Japan. In her spare time, Steph can be found working around her 18th century farmhouse and playing with her golden retriever, Muji.

Mary Orfao

Mary Orfao joined Lamprey Health Care’s Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in 2022. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and received her Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire. She completed her undergraduate degree at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of clinical interest include health promotion at all stages of life and management of chronic diseases. Mary values working with patients to reach their individualized health goals. 

Outside of the office: "I am a rock climber, acrylics painter and music enthusiast. I spend my weekends seeking out New Hampshire’s beautiful technical rock faces. On rainy days, I’ll be relaxing with a paint brush while listening to some great tunes!"

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Program Goals

As a community health center, we have long valued the critical role family 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. Program curriculum aligns with our mission to provide high-quality primary care 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.

1
Increase Access for the
Medically Underserved

Improve 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.

2
Offer a Depth, Breadth, Volume,
and Intensity of Clinical Experiences

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.

3
Increase Workforce
Recruitment and Retention

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

4
Increase Providers in
Community Healthcare

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

Why Choose Lamprey Health Care?

  • Diversity

    Fellows will provide care in both rural and urban settings to an underserved population using the Patient-Centered Medical Home model. With centers in Newmarket, Raymond, and Nashua, fellows will gain experience providing care to minority patient populations including but not limited to uninsured, unhoused, immigrant, refugee, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ patients.

  • Focus on Learning

    As the oldest nonprofit 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 us for over 15 years, and are dedicated to our commitment to 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. The fellowship is a great opportunity to enhance clinical skills and meet the challenges of 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 Dept. of Health and Human Services, we’re expanding our regional partnerships. Partners include Project ECHO® in the UNH PACT program, local community mental health agencies, and nurse practitioner practices.

     

Diversity

Fellows will provide care in both rural and urban settings to an underserved population using the Patient-Centered Medical Home model. With centers in Newmarket, Raymond, and Nashua, fellows will gain experience providing care to minority patient populations including but not limited to uninsured, unhoused, immigrant, refugee, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ patients.

Focus on Learning

As the oldest nonprofit 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 us for over 15 years, and are dedicated to our commitment to 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. The fellowship is a great opportunity to enhance clinical skills and meet the challenges of 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 Dept. of Health and Human Services, we’re expanding our regional partnerships. Partners include Project ECHO® in the UNH PACT program, local community mental health agencies, and nurse practitioner practices.

 

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Program Structure

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 Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship includes:

  • Precepted continuity clinics held at our Raymond Center (5-7 sessions/week)
  • Mentored clinics at our locations in Newmarket, Raymond, and Nashua, as well as various specialty practices (2-4 sessions/week)
  • Weekly education sessions (1 session/week)
  • Specialty rotations (2 sessions/week)
  • Completion of a quality improvement project
  • Participation in Project ECHO, an "all teach, all learn" model of education
  • 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

Successful candidates to the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program will:

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

If you are unsure if you qualify contact our Program Coordinator at (603) 244-7332 or FellowshipInfo@lampreyhealth.org.

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

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How to Apply

Completed applications include the following:

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

Download Application (Fellowship Application 2022-23 has closed. Please check back in mid-December, 2022.)

The application period for the 2022-23 year has closed.

When we open applications for the 2023-24 year, submit applications via email.

Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

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

For more information contact us at (603) 244-7332 or via email at FellowshipInfo@lampreyhealth.org.

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