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Codman Launches Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Codman Square Health Center is proud to announce the inaugural year of our Family Nurse Practitioner Residency program!  We welcome two top-notch, newly graduated FNPs: Nnemdi Azubuko and Marta Escriu-Suñé.  The residency will be 12 months in duration, and Ms. Azubuko and Ms. Escriu- Suñé will remain at Codman as family medicine providers for at least one year post-residency.

CSHC has long been an organization that embraces training and education, hosting medical interns, nursing students, and a robust Family Medicine Residency through Boston University School of Medicine.  CSHC also hosts residencies in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Optometry, and Dental.  We have also hired and trained many newly graduated Nurse Practitioners over the years.

This FNP residency program will formalize and expand on our training and expertise, preparing a cohort of diverse nurse practitioners who we hope will become leaders in community health. “Codman does an excellent job pairing high quality training with excellent patient care,” states Kyla Biegun, a FNP at Codman for 8 years and currently serving as interim NP Residency Director.

For more than 40 years, Codman Square Health Center has served our patients and community by providing high-quality and holistic care and nurse practitioners have been part of that excellent care since the mid-1970s, when the Commonwealth passed legislation allowing advanced practice nurses to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients.

“Nurse Practitioners play an important role at Codman,” Kyla expands. “This residency opportunity will continue to elevate the NP here and in the fields of Family Medicine and Community Health.”  Residencies are a relatively new part of an NP education but are quickly becoming the wave of the future.  Among the first in the country, this pioneering residency program confirms Codman’s status as a cutting-edge leader in community health.

The process of securing our two residents was competitive and intense, with Codman seeking NPs with a commitment to community health, language skills, and a connection to the community.  Although there were many excellent candidates, we chose Ms. Azubuko and Ms. Escriu-Suñé.   (Please see below a brief description).

Nnemdi Azubuko is a native of Dorchester and completed her undergraduate degree at Bridgewater State University. She earned her Masters of Science at Yale School of Nursing, where she developed an interest in providing care for marginalized communities. She completed additional coursework in gender and health justice to learn about providing care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, substance use disorder, and members of the LGBTQIA communities.  Nnemdi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and cooking.

Marta Escriu-Suñé was born and raised in Catalonia, Spain. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and earned her Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Worcester Graduate School of Nursing.  While in school, she volunteered with a global health group, training community health workers in the Dominican Republic to manage hypertension among Haitian migrant workers. She also has experience working with homeless families in Boston.  Marta has worked as a case manager and nurse at two community health centers in Boston. She is especially interested in women’s health, immigrant health, and addiction medicine. Outside of the clinic she enjoys hiking, reading, art, and dancing.

Please join us in enthusiastically welcoming Nnemdi and Marta to Codman as our first Family Nurse Practitioner Residents.