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MCW Advanced Practice Providers

NP Psychiatry and Mental Health Residency

The NP Psychiatry and Mental Health Residency is an immersive 12-month residency in mental health focusing on underserved populations in a community-based setting. It attracts NPs seeking a structured educational program to support and guide their development of proficient clinical decision making and their application of specialized skills in the care of the mentally ill patients through in-person didactics and mentored clinical experiences. This program is a Certificate Program in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing.    
NP Psychiatry and Mental Health Residency

About our Residency

Why Choose a Psychiatric Behavioral Health Residency?

Why Choose a Psychiatric Behavioral Health Residency?

  • Structured experiences are great for new graduates or practitioners transitioning to a new practice area.
  • Mentored learning in clinical rotations:
    • General Psychiatric Ambulatory Clinics
    • General Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Embedded Psychiatric Ambulatory Clinics
    • Consult Liaison
  • Elective rotations:
    • Mental Health & HIV
    • Mental Health & LGBTQ
    • Student Mental Health
    • Community Partners

  • Additional residency professional development opportunities
  • APP resident receives stipend, educational funds, standard MCW APP benefits, and post-residency recruitment incentives
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NP Psychiatry and Mental Health Residency Leadership

NP Psychiatry and Mental Health Residency Leadership

NP Residency Psychiatric Program Lead
Jeffrey Miller, DNP, APRN
jgmiller@mcw.edu

NP Residency Pediatric Program Lead
Tara Merck, MSN, CPNP, CPHON

Primary Supervising/Collaborative Physician
Jon Lehrmann, MD

NP Residency Program Manager
Sarah Vanderlinden MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

NP Program Director
Julie Raaum DNP, APRN

Residency Recruiter
Gabrielle Pollard, CMSR, FASPR
gpollard@mcw.edu

UWM College of Nursing Program Advisor
Jennifer Daood
daood@uwm.edu
Partnership with UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing

Partnership with UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing

UWM Application Deadline September 1
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Length of Program

Length of Program

12 months
Start Date and Eligibility Tracks

Start Date and Eligibility Tracks

  • January 1, 2020
    • PMH or FNP residency candidates who have graduated within 18 months of the start date
    • PMH or FNP NP enrolled in UWM post-master’s PMH certificate program
  • March 1, 2020
    • PMH or FNP residency candidates who have graduated within 18 months of the start date
APP Resident/Residency Cohort Size

APP Resident/Residency Cohort Size

4 total residents in 2020
Credentials Awarded

Credentials Awarded

Certificate of completion
Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of an accredited nurse practitioner master’s or doctoral program prior to the start of the fellowship
  • National board certification as a Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner within 18 months
  • Eligible for licensure as a NP in Wisconsin
  • Eligible for a DEA license
  • Acceptable criminal background check
Application Details

Application Details

Application Deadlines
October 1 for January Start Date
October 31 for March Start Date

How to Apply
  • Complete HR application
  • Submit to Human Resources:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Education Transcript for master’s program
    • Copy of BCLS card (must be American Heart Association issued)
    • Three reference forms (at least one from your program faculty and one from a physician)
    • One-page statement of interest in postgraduate residency training
    • If you have any questions, please contact our provider recruiter, Gabrielle Pollard at (414) 955-8676 or via email at gpollard@mcw.edu.
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Residency Benefits

Residency Benefits

  • Immersion in specialty clinical practice and education
  • Professional mentorship and networking
  • Salary of $60,000
  • NP and PA MCW benefits
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Recruitment incentive and post-graduate placement support

Contact Us

Residency Recruiter
Gabrielle Pollard, CMSR, FASPR
gpollard@mcw.edu
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