Apply to the Residency


The Heartland-Rush-Howard Brown Residency is currently accepting applications.


The 2022 Residency Program begins October 2022. Applications are being accepted through June 15, 2022 for the 2022-2023 program year.


Applicants must be within 18 months of graduation from a MSN NP or DNP program. 



PMH NP Residency in Adult, Child and Substance Use and Primary Care Adult Residency in Integrated Care


Heartland Health Centers, Howard Brown Health and Rush College of Nursing have formed a Consortium to offer NP residencies.

For FNPs/AGNPs: The residency will focus on Primary Care (Integrated Care) at Heartland Health Centers and Howard Brown Health.

For PMH NPs: The residency will focus on Adult Psychiatry (Heartland Health Centers, Howard Brown) and Child Community Psychiatry (Rush) and Adult Psychiatry with Focus on Substance Use (Rush). The Howard Brown Health residency will address LGBTQ health care.

About the Program

The Heartland-Rush-Howard Brown Residency is a twelve-month, full-time, 40 hour/week program that provides comprehensive training in psychiatric services and integrated care to populations in a variety of settings. Residents practice in the community with preceptors acquiring competencies critical to caring for these specialized populations. The residents meet weekly both for didactic sessions and to share experiences, resulting in a closely knit group of learners. There is ample opportunity to work with patients dealing with a variety of diagnoses.

Four nurse practitioners in the Rush University residency program

Residents in the Heartland-Rush-Howard Brown Residency 2019-2020 program year

Benefits of the program:
  • Interdisciplinary training includes working with teams at the site
  • Opportunity to develop a patient panel in a select clinic
  • Specialty rotations within the health centers
  • Highly individualized precepted experiences
  • Graduated patient loads designed to build specialist competencies
  • Build expertise within a supportive NP residency group
  • Didactic sessions devoted to building core clinical competencies to manage of complex conditions and care for specialty populations
  • Residents will complete a site-specific quality project which will hone their leadership/research skills
  • Full-time employment
  • Robust benefits package

The next available program begins October 2022.

Applications are accepted from mid-February 2022. Application deadline is June 15, 2022.

Residency is full-time, 40 hours per week.


How to Apply