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Nursing Graduates Begin Rigorous Residencies

POCATELLO, ID - May 11, 2021

The School of Nursing is proud to share some news about recent graduates. 
 
Chelsee Henderson
Chelsee Henderson is a graduate of the Idaho State University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. Dr. Henderson has been accepted into the VA Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Residency Post Graduate program starting summer 2021. The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) Center of Excellence in Primary Care Providers (CoEPCE) is part of a national effort to transform clinical education of primary care providers.  It is a one year program designed to prepare Nurse Practitioners as highly effective, competent, and autonomous primary care providers. The program also increases the number of Nurse Practitioners ready to serve in leadership roles and provides guided support to transition from novice provider to proficient clinician in an interprofessional, collaborative workplace.
Tamara McDonald
 
Tamara McDonald is a graduate of the Idaho State University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. Dr. McDonald has been accepted into the Boise VA Medical Center Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Post Graduate program, starting in summer 2021. The primary care residency program is highly recognized for providing this opportunity for NP graduates to develop their clinical, scholarly, and leadership skills. Supported by an interprofessional team of faculty and trainees, this year-long residency helps prepare NPs to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care in the VA setting. Residents are also provided with a unique opportunity to practice in specialty rotations including dermatology, emergency department, and women’s health, among other areas.
 
Congratulations to both of these Bengals and best wishes as they continue their training!