Kathryn Smith Completes NMMC’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship
TUPELO, Miss—Nurse practitioner Kathyrn M. Smith, FNP-C, of Houston recently graduated from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship.
Smith earned an associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in Fulton in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 2015. She completed a master’s degree in nursing and her family nurse practitioner training at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018.
Smith worked six years as a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery at the NMMC Women’s Hospital and two years as a nurse practitioner at Lindsay Clinic in Pontotoc. She recently accepted a nurse practitioner position with North Mississippi Regional Pain Consultants.
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).