Bassett Medical Network has received a $2.7 million dollar grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a nurse practitioner primary care residency program at FoxCare Center in Oneonta. Gregory Rys, DNP, FNP-BC, was the lead researcher for the grant project and is director of the Bassett network’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.

Candidates for the Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program in rural primary care medicine must be recent graduates of a Masters in Nursing or Doctors of Nursing Practice program, and certified as a family nurse practitioner with a stated commitment to practice as a primary care provider in a rural or underserved setting.