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How can I stand out as a candidate for a NP residency?

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mochi1190 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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As the title states, I am currently in my final year of FNP school and I have decided that I want to pursue residency after I graduate. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for NPs and it is also highly competitive (with some even going up against PAs). For those that are in or have completed a NP residency, would you mind sharing what attributes were included on your application? Aside from a strong GPA and great reference letters, what else can I do to make myself stand out? Would appreciate any helpful tips! 🙂

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I did not go into a residency program but I imagine being bilingual would be a huge plus. And maybe having an active role in a professional organization. 

I never really understand these admission/acceptance criteria and who gets in and who doesn't. But many people tend to perk up when I tell them I'm bilingual. 

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Numenor has 8 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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On 5/15/2020 at 8:48 AM, db2xs said:

I did not go into a residency program but I imagine being bilingual would be a huge plus. And maybe having an active role in a professional organization. 

I never really understand these admission/acceptance criteria and who gets in and who doesn't. But many people tend to perk up when I tell them I'm bilingual. 

Being bilingual means nothing. I got into one because I greased the wheels 1-2 years before I even applied. I also have known people work at these facilities as RNs firs then network in that way. These residencies are COMPETITIVE.

When 100s apply it becomes who you know.

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