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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

APP Residency

Purpose, Mission and Goals

Founded in 2019, the CentraCare Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Residency program provides post-graduate education and support to assist in the transition from academics to practice. It’s mission is to equip new graduate APPs with the necessary knowledge and skill to be confident, effective and efficient practitioners to improve the health of the people in Central Minnesota. The program aims to prepare new graduate APPs to:

  • Empower APP residents to achieve improved outcomes while obtaining the clinical knowledge and expertise needed to practice at the top of license.
  • Immerse APP residents in the community to instill a deep appreciation for the needs of the people served by their department or site.
  • Improve the productivity and job satisfaction of new APP residents and contribute to improved patient access, workforce retention and employee engagement.
  • Facilitate smooth transition from academics to proficient provider.

CentraCare defines "new graduate" as: any Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 12 months of experience after graduation.

Current APP Residents

July 2021 Cohort

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