Kaitlyn Smith Completes NMMC’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship
TUPELO, Miss—Nurse practitioner Kaitlyn Smith, FNP, of Booneville recently graduated from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship.
Smith earned an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville in 2013 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Memphis in 2018. She completed her master’s degree in nursing and nurse practitioner training at Mississippi University for Women in 2019.
Smith previously worked in the Emergency Departments at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth and at NMMC in Tupelo. She is now employed as a nurse practitioner at the Advanced Diabetes Management Center in Tupelo.
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).