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Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is a 12-month, full-time employment and training opportunity. Family nurse practitioner residents are full-time employees during the residency experience and scheduled for a 40 hour per week schedule to meet all program requirements.


Yes. As employees, residents receive comprehensive benefits from Bassett. This includes medical, dental, paid time off, license reimbursement, and other benefits. Additional information on our benefit offerings will be provided during the formal interview process.

No. Most of our applicants apply to the residency program while they are completing their graduate program. All licensure needs to be in place by the start of clinics in October. Residents must sit for and pass their board certification exam by mid-June/early July through AANP or ANCC. Required licenses include NY RN and APRN, NY Controlled Substance DEA License. Bassett reimburses residents for licensure costs when residents start on September 1st.


The residency program starts September 1st and ends August 30th of the following year. Residents will start in New Hire Orientation for Bassett employees. This is followed by a month-long orientation for the residency program. 

Yes. No matter what site you are assigned to for your home site, residents are required to have reliable transportation. In addition to clinical care in your home site, residents will need to travel to other Bassett locations for training opportunities including internal specialty rotations.

No, there are no evening or weekend commitments.

No. Residents are not eligible for loan repayment during the residency year as it is a formal training program. However, residents can defer loan repayment during the residency year. National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps scholars may apply during the residency year to be eligible for loan repayment during the post residency year commitment. Please let the residency team know if you are eligible for one of these programs.

Who Can Apply?

  • Recent graduates (less than 18 months) from an accredited Masters or DNP program
  • Licensed (NY APRN)
  • Credentialed (FNP-C, FNP-BC) or license/credential-eligible as FNP

Please note: Licensing and credentialing does not need to be active at the time of application, however, it must be in place by October 1st when clinics begin, including the following licenses; RN, APRN, DEA controlled substance.

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