Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a one-year post-graduate fellowship for new graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who are interested in building upon their knowledge base in order to treat children and adolescents with complex psychiatric disorders.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is committed to the transformation of the delivery of pediatric mental health care in Central Ohio. This will be accomplished through the expansion and development of expert Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to meet the complex needs and improve the outcomes of the acute and chronically ill child and adolescent mental health population.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate fellowship training program will provide evidence-based practice curriculum as well as specialty clinical rotations to further expand clinical expertise. This newly developed program is a one year post-graduate fellowship and will be applying for accreditation in 2019 through the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium. The first fellowship class will begin in September 2018.

What You Need to Know


During this one year fellowship program, the Psychiatric NP fellow will develop their own caseload of patients in general psychiatry as well as experience clinical rotations in the following specialty areas:

  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Mood and Anxiety Program
  • Inpatient child and adolescent unit
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Med/Psych
  • Consult Liaison
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Primary Care Settings
  • Telepsychiatry

Didactic Curriculum to include:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Comprehensive diagnostic assessment and diagnosis
  • Clinical leadership
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Care coordination
  • Quality Assurance Project Development

Application Selection

Thank you for your interest in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship. The fellowship program will recruit two qualified fellows for 2018.


  • Recent graduate for accredited Master’s PMHNP or DNP program within the past 12 months
  • Licensed as an APRN in the state of Ohio
  • PMHNP certification through the ANCC
  • Stated written commitment to practice as a PMHNP at Nationwide Children’s for two years after completion of the fellowship program

Fellowship Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive benefit package
  • Paid time off
  • Financial support to attend national APNA conference during fellowship
  • License reimbursement benefit
  • Access to wellness programs


The following items will be required to complete the application process:

  • Residency Application including Personal Statement Questions (see below)
  • Current CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Letters should be from the following individuals; Graduate Program Director (1), Clinical Preceptor (2), and Manager from a current or previous position (3)
    • All letters of recommendation MUST be on formal letterhead.
    • Letters can be mailed to the address below or emailed directly from the sender to

Click here to access the application.

The fellowship application can be submitted either electronically or by mail.

Electronic applications should be emailed to:

Hard copy applications should be mailed to:

Program Director
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Childrens Drive
Towers 4th floor- Room 4021B
Columbus, OH 43205-2664

Application Timeline

  • Application deadline was April 7, 2018.
  • Only applications completed by 11:59 p.m. April 7 will be considered for review by the selection committee.
  • Interviews will take place April 8 through May 14, 2018.
  • The application review team would be made up of the fellowship coordination and faculty, as well as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services.
  • After the interview process, the fellowship coordinator will maintain communication with each applicant to provide additional information and answer questions.
  • This is a one year fellowship from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
  • Applicant will be notified of admission decision no later than May 22, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Licensing and credentialing does NOT need to be active at the time of application. However, it must be in place prior to the start of the program in September including the following licenses; RN, APRN, DEA .

Core Faculty

  • Fellowship Program Director: Nancy Noyes, MS, PPCNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
  • Bethany Downey, PMHNP
  • Trish Miller, PMHNP
  • Vonda Lowe, PMHNP


For more information regarding the program, please contact:

Fellowship Program Director