Family Nurse Practitioner Residency

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Thank you for your interest in applying for the Unity Health Care Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency.

In alignment with Unity's mission, vision, and values the main goal of the residency is to nurture the growth and development of new graduate nurse practitioners into highly skilled and confident independent providers who will deliver high-quality care and advocate for fair and equitable health of all people.

Our MissionReaching people wherever they are to provide compassionate, comprehensive, high-quality health care that is accessible to all and advances health equity in Washington, D.C.

Our Vision: Unity Health Care will be recognized as the health care provider and employer of choice by establishing a culture that champions patient-centered care, promotes staff engagement, embraces the latest technology, and pursues community partnerships and strategic alliances​s.

Our Values: Respect, Excellence, Learning, Accountability, Teamwork, Empathy 

Unity's NP Residency is for family nurse practitioners who have graduated from an accredited NP program within the last 18 months. The residency consists of a 12-month, full-time salaried position with benefits focused on primary care of high-risk populations. There is a 2-year contractual employment obligation after residency at which time your salary will increase commensurate with experience including quarterly bonuses in accordance with Unity's policies.


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Application Process

What are the program requirements?

Program requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner program within the last 18 months of start date
  • Unrestricted RN license
  • Ability to work full time (40 hours/week) with annual salary of $75,000*
  • Ability to provide credentialing documentation at least 8 weeks prior to start date**:
  1. National Board Certification (AANP or ANCC)
  2. DC APRN license
  3. DEA
  4. CDS

*Please visit this website for average NP Residents' salaries:

**Given the credentialing process, it is highly recommended that applicants apply and set a date for the exam no later than 3 months prior to start date

What to include in your application.

  • Three letters of recommendation: one personal reference, one clinical or supervisor reference and one education reference
  • Copy of transcripts
  • Detailed clinical hours, location and description
  • Completed application

*Spring 2024 deadline Nov 28, projected start date April 1

*Fall 2023 deadline July 7, projected start date October 2

What does the residency schedule look like?

The residency schedule is as follows: Sixty percent is continuity, 10% mentored, 20% specialty, 5% self-directed learning and 5% didactic. 

See below for a sample 5-day schedule:




















For more information, contact:

Amber Zaino, FNP
Nurse Practitioner Residency Director