The WCCHC Na Lei Kukui Nurse Practitioner Residency Program began in 2015 to help new family and adult nurse practitioners expand their competency to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered primary care services. The program offers residents a 12-month, full-time salaried position working directly with specialists and primary care providers to increase their confidence and knowledge in caring for patients – especially those with multiple chronic conditions. In addition to hands-on experience in the clinics, the residents also attend lectures on a variety of subjects that build on their current knowledge of disease processes, treatment options and medications. This innovative program is just one of the ways WCCHC is successfully addressing provider shortages by “growing their own healers”.
The mission of Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center's Na Lei Kukui Nurse Practitioner Program (Lei of Enlightenment and Knowledge) is to provide new Nurse Practitioners with enhanced training and education to meet the intense and complex clinical demands of primary care within a community health center setting, which in turn, produces competent and confident providers able to deliver comprehensive, integrated primary care that improves health outcomes for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities as well as the health system as a whole.
We aim to foster the next generation of Nurse Practitioners to serve the nation's populations that are disproportionally affected with chronic health conditions, of which are Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and in doing so, develop leaders in the health profession who can deliver high quality health care in a community health center setting.
Applications will be accepted from January 1 – April 1, 2021 for the program year beginning August, 2021.Download Primary Care NP Residency Application
If you are a recent NP Graduate (within 18 months) and committed to working in an underserved community, we encourage you to consider submitting your application. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email email@example.com if you’d like to be added to the email list to receive information for our Virtual Meet and Greet event occurring on Monday, Feb 15th, 2021 President’s Day. More information to come.
February 15, 2021 (President's Day) 10am Hawaii Time
Virtual Meet and Greet with Residency leadership and residents. Please register for this Zoom event ahead of time on the link below to receive the Zoom event information https://bit.ly/2XVexl4
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April 1, 2021
Application Deadline for Primary Care NP Residency