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. There are two opportunities available for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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 program is a one year post-graduate fellowship and will be applying for pre-accreditation in 2019 through the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium.
What You Need to Know
Program Mission, Goals and Objectives
Program Mission Statement
Transform the delivery of pediatric mental health care in Central Ohio 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.
Provide advanced training for the novice Psychiatric NP in order to achieve confidence, mastery and competency in all domains of full scope of practice when caring for children and adolescents with highly complex acute and chronic mental health disorders.
Improve retention of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Investigates and integrates evidence-based care into clinical practice.
Develop our future Psych NP workforce to increase access to Behavioral Health services and improve quality care outcomes.
Develop clinical leadership skills to lead interprofessional teams and identify opportunities to promote quality patient care outcomes.
Provide advanced psychopharmacology training to gain expertise in medication management of children and adolescents with co-morbid psychiatric and or medical disorders.
Cultivate and develop clinical leadership skills through community education, care coordination and evidence-based QI project.
Develop advanced assessment and diagnostic skills necessary to treat children and adolescents with complex acute and chronic mental health disorders.
Provide opportunities for ongoing professional development and promote an environment of respect, support and collaboration.
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
- Consult Liaison
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Primary Care Settings
- Home-Based Program
- Electives: THRIVE Program, Eating Disorders Program and Trauma Clinic
Didactic Curriculum to include:
- Evidence-based practice
- Comprehensive diagnostic assessment and diagnosis
- Clinical leadership
- Clinical decision-making
- Care coordination
- Quality Improvement 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 2019.
- 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 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
- 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.
If you wish to submit a hard copy of the application, please contact Devoni Murphy for application and instructions.
- Application deadline is March 22, 2019.
- Interviews will take place during the month of April.
- The application review team will consist of the fellowship program director and core faculty, as well as other members of the Behavioral Health team.
- 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 Aug. 26, 2019-Aug. 31, 2020.
- Applicant will be notified of admission decision no later than May 1, 2019.
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 .
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