Project ENSURE (Enhancing Nursing Skills and Utilization by Rethinking the Experience) in PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Homes) is an innovative clinical practicum experience designed by the team at Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center to provide opportunities for baccalaureate nursing students to learn within the Patient Centered Medical Home model.
What is unique about Project ENSURE PCMH?
A Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) will provide a community clinical setting to enhance nursing students’ confidence and knowledge in systems-based practice. The PCMH model will familiarize nursing students with a comprehensive approach to ambulatory care and enhance their understanding of the PCMH model.
The Project ENSURE PCMH program aims to promote innovation in theoretical and clinical practice using the PCMH model in local community health facilities where nearly 20,000 men, women and children receive their primary medical, dental and behavioral services annually.
What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand.
The PCMH model is designed to support the quadruple aim to improve population health, reduce cost for providing care and improve satisfaction for patients and providers.
Program Requirements and Eligibility
- Applicants must be a baccalaureate level nursing student enrolled in a NYS BSN program
- Nursing students should be in their senior semester with a clinical capstone requirement of 180 hours or more
- Applicants must have an interest in community nursing and the Patient Centered Medical Home model
- Students will be required to complete didactic requirements as outlined by program staff
Students will have the unique opportunity to learn firsthand in a fast paced, dynamic, community health focused environment. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to receive a $3,000 stipend* upon completion of their clinical practicum. An additional $2,000 stipend* will be available to students who secure employment opportunities in local eligible PCMH settings:
- Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, with locations in Albany, Troy and Watervliet
- Hometown Health Center, with locations in Schenectady and Amsterdam
Approximately six (6) baccalaureate nursing students will be accepted into the Project ENSURE PCMH program.
* The stipend is a taxable incentive available to participants who successfully complete program milestones.
Clinical placements will begin in January 2019.
How to Apply
Interested baccalaureate nursing students who meet the preliminary program requirements and eligibility must complete an application to be considered for program participation. Applicants must complete the full program application, including a personal essay and letter of reference.
About our Partners
About Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center is the primary sponsor for the Project ENSURE PCMH Program. Their mission is to provide access to consistent quality healthcare without regard to income. By partnering with their patients, drawing on their expertise and collaborating with other community resources, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center promotes and supports patients’ efforts to achieve optimal health goals. Learn more.
About Alliance for Better Health
Alliance for Better Health is one of New York’s approved Performing Provider Systems. The team at Alliance believes in the power of a united and collaborative care delivery community, working in partnership with patients and clients, to foster health equity for all. Learn more.
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