myelin 695 Posts Mar 4, 2014 I also don't understand arguments against residencies. All of the new grad NPs I know (and I know many) feel that it would be a huge asset. I don't know of one NP who thinks the clinical hours in school are adequate for practice and in my program we all feel we need residencies and/or jobs that are willing to 'train us up'. The clinical hours simply are not there.I would do a residency in a hot second if I could, but I have loan repayment obligations that cannot be deferred when I graduate. Here is hoping that my first job is willing to provide me with guidance and support.