Fellowship Programs

In an effort to increase the workforce of specialty trained practitioners providing high quality, evidence-based safe patient care, post-graduate training programs for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are gaining momentum. While not required for practice, post-graduate programs build upon the entry-level competencies and national certifications to provide clinicians with additional management strategies.

The terms “residency” and “fellowship” have been used to describe these programs which are gaining popularity not only for new graduates, but for practicing clinicians who desire additional specialty training in various areas of medicine including emergency and critical care.  Based upon current evidence, the national NP community has suggested that the term “fellowship” is best used to describe these programs which are offered as an optional post-graduate training and not required for certification or licensure.

The existing postgraduate programs for emergency care listed below have many similarities.  A small number of students are accepted for training that is interdisciplinary in nature, with simultaneous admission and training of NP’s and Physician Assistants (PAs).  The average program length is 12 months, with curricula consisting of didactic and clinical experiences among varied specialty areas (e.g, critical care, cardiology, orthopedics).  Specialized training typically includes advanced airway management, emergency ultrasound, and advanced life support courses (ACLS, ATLS , PALS) .

NP Roundtable. Nurse practitioner perspective on education and post-graduate training.




Application Deadline

Number Admitted

Brown University Emergency Medicine Fellowship
(Rhode Island)

Brown NP/PA Fellowship

Fiona Craft, NP


   12 Months

Carilion Clinic, Roanoke

Emergency Medicine NP and PA Fellowship



Randy Howell



 September 1 for February start  4 Fellows
12 Months

Carolinas Center for Advanced Practice Fellowship

Carolinas Healthcare Emergency Medicine
(North Carolina)


Britney Broyhill, NP Director


October 1 for April start; April 1 for Oct start

One Every
6 Months
12 Months

Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester


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Victoria Clemens


April 1 for Sept start;

Nov 1 for March start

2 Students Every 6 Months
18 Months

Northshore University Health Systems, Emergency Medicine

Evanston, IL


Alison Ruiz


Applications: Jan 4
Due: March 7

2 Grant Funded Benefited Fellowships/yr

St. Luke’s University Health Network

Bethlehem and Allentown, PA



March 30 for October start


Team Health Emergency Medicine

Mid America Division

Deborah Reed


July 30 for Feb start;

Feb 28 for August start

2-4 Fellows Every 6 Months

University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine

Iowa City, IA



Kelby Kiefer


February 1 for June start;

August 1 for February start.

 1-2 Residents/interview cycle

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Nurse Practitioner Residency in Emergency Medicine

New York -- Presbyterian Hospital


Rosa Borensztein, NP

Applications accepted January to June for November start.  2 NPs per year for 14.5-month program