Family Nurse Practitioner Residency

The Santa Rosa Community Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program is an opportunity for recently graduated Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) to experience a supported transition to becoming a primary care provider. This program is offered in affiliation with Sonoma State University and offers students a range of experiences meeting the complex needs of under-served populations across all life cycles.

The nurse practitioner residency at SRCH Provided me with the confidence needed to become a competent FNP. The NP residency team focuses on building upon one’s skills and knowledge in family medicine to help new NPs succeed.”
– Tiffany Lai, FNP 2012-2013

We’re the first accredited FNP Residency in the nation!

Santa Rosa Community Health’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality resident outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments.

Who’s eligible?

Nurse Practitioners who have completed an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner program in the last 18 months qualify to apply.

Candidates must be eligible and receive NP certification by the California Board of Registered Nursing within 2 months of enrollment. FNP graduates with experience and skills in cultural competency are particularly welcome. Basic Spanish comprehension is required.

I fear I couldn’t have transitioned to primary care without this residency experience.”
– Janelle Weigel, FNP 2012-2013

How to apply

Our next cohort will be in August 2021. Applications are now open through April 5th!

Click here to apply to our Dutton Campus

Click here to apply to our Lombardi Campus

About the NP Program

NP residents will work alongside other professional staff at our Dutton and Lombardi campuses.  Working in a collaborative practice alongside mental health professionals (counselors and psychiatrists), you’ll get clinical experience in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, procedure clinics, and other specialties.

The program is 12 months and includes didactic instruction in internal medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health. You’ll also get research-based training and personal coaching in the Four Habits Model for conducting effective and efficient patient visits.

Program Faculty


Contact Laura McDonald, FNP, Program Director for SRCH’s Family Nurse Practitioner Residency, at

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