Published on October 08, 2020

Minga Completes NMMC’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship

Mari Caitlyne Minga TUPELO, Miss—Nurse practitioner Mari Caitlyne Minga, FNP-C, of Greenwood Springs recently graduated from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship.

Minga was certified as a licensed practical nurse at Itawamba Community College in Fulton in 2013. She earned an associate degree in nursing in 2015 from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville and a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2016 from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. She completed her master’s degree in nursing and family nurse practitioner training at MUW in 2019.  

Minga previously worked as an LPN at Lowndes Medical Clinic and for NMMC’s former Community Health Department. She worked as a registered nurse with Amory Gastroenterology Clinic for three years and at Monroe Regional Hospital for three years. She is now employed as a nurse practitioner with the APC Fellowship Program and as a certified nursing assistant instructor for Itawamba Community College.

NMMC’s 12-month fellowship program bridges a newly licensed and certified nurse practitioner from the academic setting to the private health care delivery system. Each Fellow completes a series of clinical rotations and didactic sessions to further prepare for direct patient care. Clinical rotations may include cardiovascular, diabetes, rheumatology, neurology, pain management, infectious disease, mental health and primary care. Didactic sessions include tobacco cessation, Department of Transportation physical exam, rural trauma, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, and advanced diagnostics and pharmacology. Fellows also undergo leadership and communication training that includes Crucial Conversations, Five Choices and Seven Habits of Effective Leaders. The NMMC Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship is accredited by the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium.

For more information, visit www.nmhs.net/advanced-practice-clinician-fellowship, or call (662) 377-3270 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375). 

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