NP & PA Residency Program


New Residents: 2018

New Residents: 2018

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To hear first-hand accounts from some of our recent graduates, please view our  Education Center for Community Medicine video.

The Education Center for Community Medicine

Thank you for your interest in the Petaluma Health Center’s Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Residency Program.



Planned application and start dates for the next two years are:

Application March 2022         Start October 2022                  Family Nurse Practitioners

Application March 2023        Start October 2023                  Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

To be placed on a waiting list and notified via email when we are accepting applications for a 2022 start date please email



Petaluma Health Center partners with the UCSF School of Nursing to prepare the next generation of nurse practitioners to practice in community-based settings through collaboration on aspects of our Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, with grant funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The UCSF School of Nursing, consistently recognized as one of the best nursing schools in the country, transforms health care through nursing education, research and public service.”

Petaluma Health Center’s program, launched in 2018, is mentored by a team of highly committed, experienced faculty, working with a diverse population of underserved patients. Residents who are accepted to the program will participate in Petaluma Health Center’s innovative team approach in a multicultural, multilingual environment and will be part of a rewarding, academically rigorous working environment.

Our mission is to support new NP/PA graduates in advancing their expertise and confidence in caring for a complex, diverse, underserved population in alignment with the mission of Petaluma Health Center (PHC) to ensure access, and to provide high quality prevention-focused health care for the communities we serve.

The Residency is a 12 month, full-time program which includes didactics, precepting, mentoring, specialty experiences and inter-professional learning, focusing on humanity, compassion and a strong personal bond with the patient and the community.

Click here for a list of Residency Program Benefits.

Who We Are

Situated 40 miles north of San Francisco in Petaluma, The Petaluma Health Center (PHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary care, dental care and mental health services to the Sonoma County residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove, and West Marin in Marin County.

At PHC, we are committed to providing comprehensive, integrative care, with the goal of improving the health of everyone in our community, particularly those who cannot otherwise afford excellent health care. PHC is widely recognized for its innovative approach to health care and has been on the leading edge of team-based care since 2007, emphasizing overall wellness and the value of the patient/provider relationship. We encourage patients to take control of their health and wellness by establishing a trusting relationship with their integrated health care team.


Click here to view Petaluma Health Center’s Accreditation Letter