Lisa Hood co-authors journal article on nursing residency

Lisa Hood, DNP, MSN, assistant professor and director of the MSN/family nursing practitioner program, co-authored the article “Evaluation of a Nurse Practitioner Pregraduate Clinical Residency Model” in the January 2019 issue of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. The article is about a nursing residency partnership between FPU and Madera Community Hospital that seeks to address a shortage of nurse practitioners in the Central Valley that impedes medical care. The other authors are Sylvia Miller, Ed.D., FNP, associate professor of nursing at California State University, and Karen Paolinelli, MSN, FNP, CEO of Madera Community Hospital.

Hood and Paolinelli have also been invited to speak on the project and research at the California Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference in March 2019.

According to the article abstract: “A new clinical residency education model was implemented in response to a nurse practitioner program’s difficulty in securing and maintaining qualified preceptors and clinical sites for students in the program, and a community hospital’s shortage of nurse practitioners for their rural healthcare clinics. The new model is described. An evaluation on the clinical residency pilot was found to meet standards of nurse practitioner education, to incorporate nursing leader recommendations for new clinical models, and to be an effective model to clinically educate students. Recommendations are shared from the pilot experience.” See the full article at



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations