Training in Abortion Care Residency

In a time when abortion care is becoming increasingly less accessible, and attacks on the legal right to healthcare are seemingly never-ending, NSRH is doubling down on our commitment to creating a world where all people have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH). NSRH has created the Training in Abortion Care (TAC) Residency as part of this commitment. The TAC residency aims to address the need for more full-spectrum clinical training opportunities for registered nurses within their scope of practice.

TAC’s first cohort was established in honor of Helen Pearl Lay Watson, a registered nurse and pro-choice supporter who practiced for 54 years, mainly in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Helen’s granddaughters, Julie Watson and Katie Watson, are honoring her legacy by supporting the development of the TAC residency. For this first TAC cycle, only RNs licensed to practice in the states of Kentucky and/or Tennessee are eligible.

About

The Training in Abortion Care Residency Program (TAC) aims to address the need for more full-spectrum clinical training opportunities for registered nurses.

This 6 month residency provides registered nurses with clinical experience and community engagement opportunities to develop both clinical and advocacy skills in SRH.

Clinical Experience

Learners will be paired with a local clinic that specializes in SRH, specifically abortion care.  The clinical experience will be hands-on learning where the nurse will be expected to assist in the daily routines of the clinic.  Each learner will complete a minimum of 80 hours of clinical experience over 6 months.

Group Learning

In addition to clinical experience, TAC aims to educate learners on broader issues surrounding abortion care, SRH and Reproductive Justice.  Every month, learners will meet as a group with a content area expert to delve deeper into the copy and its impact on comprehensive health and wellbeing.

Independent Study

With each monthly topic, NSRH has compiled a unique package of content that learners will complete, self-guided, on NSRH's Online Institute. Content includes readin academic journals, webinars, interactive modules etc.

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Applications for the inaugural TAC Residency are closed. Stay tuned to find out when we will launch our 2023 cohort!

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