PCC Community Wellness Center - Community Health Immersion Clinical Application

Thank you for your interest in PCC Community Wellness Center's Community Health Immersion Clinical (CHIC) for family nurse practitioner students.

The CHIC is a structured, agency-based, year-long clinical rotation for family nurse practitioner students that desire a future practice in community health. The CHIC experience matches family nurse practitioner students with a primary practice site that will serve as the student's home clinic. Once established in his/her clinical practice at this site, students will rotate to other PCC sites and service areas.

In addition to direct-care clinical hours, CHIC participants will meet periodically to review clinical issues and cases and participate in provider meetings. Depending on their program requirements, students will also be expected to participate in practice improvement projects, community health projects, or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project for credit in relevant coursework.

The deadline to complete this application is March 13, 2017.

The projected start date for students accepted into the program is May 22, 2017.

    Student Selection Criteria

    The CHIC program is accepting applications from students enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Other students with strong community health backgrounds and strengths, may apply. Students will be selected based on: * Interest in and commitment to community-based primary care for underserved populations. This includes a desire to work in community health centers after graduation. * Schedule availability - All clinic sessions will be assigned to students and work schedules cannot necessarily be accommodated. For this reason, students that are employed full time cannot be considered for participation. * Spanish language abilities - A limited number of positions are available for non-Spanish speaking students. Applications from Spanish speaking students will receive stronger consideration. Once all applications have been reviewed, PCC providers may contact applicants to discuss their application further.