Smith Completes NMMC’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship
TUPELO, Miss—Nurse practitioner Erin Smith, FNP-C, of Oxford 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 Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 2014. She completed a master’s degree in nursing and her nurse practitioner training from the University of Memphis in 2019.
Smith previously worked for TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She recently joined the staff of Neurology 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, 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 as well as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
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).