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Curriculum: Upstate Medical University Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship (UMUNPR) Program

Through a robust 12-month curriculum of didactic and clinical experiential learning, the UMUNPR program will provide primary care transition to practice support for newly graduated and new to practice Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Didactic content will include weekly sessions, monthly quality improvement seminars, integration of virtual and simulation opportunities, and community engagement to efficiently address social determinants of health and cultural competencies. The didactic curriculum will be delivered in a variety of modalities including in-person, hybrid, and fully online.

Of the 2,080-hour requirement of the 12-month residency, the primary care clinical practice will consist of 1,480 hours. The remaining 600 hours will include 200 hours of didactic and 400 hours of specialty experiential immersion in areas as identified in the curriculum.

Program Length

12 Months

Didactic curriculum will be delivered in a variety of modalities to include in-person, hybrid, and fully online.

Total Hours


1480 - Clinical Practice
400 - Experiential Immersion
200 - Didatic

Program Curriculum

Below is a small sample of the topics that may be covered during weekly didactic sessions.

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Basics of Billing
  • Determining Legal Capacity
  • EPIC Efficiency
  • Mental Status Examination
  • Newborn Examination
  • Basic Research and Critical Appraisal Skills
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Suturing Workshop

Still Have Questions?

Questions about the program or admission requirements? Contact the Project Coordinator:

Sarah Howell
Program Coordinator, College of Nursing

Contact Sarah