Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship
The Institute for Family Health offers the Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program to further the training of family nurse practitioners to provide outstanding primary care in medically underserved communities. The one-year fellowship comprises both precepted and independent patient care sessions as well as specialty rotations and didactic training.
The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program builds on the Institute’s long history of innovative health workforce development programs, most notably our family medicine physician residencies. The program will create access for additional patients, while preparing the FNP Fellows for continued practice in high-need communities. The Fellowship fills a gap in NP education by providing new NPs with a structured, supervised year of clinical practice and continuing education, not unlike a physician residency program. Fellows are employed full-time for one year and earn a modified salary commensurate with the Institute’s salary scale for nurse practitioners, adjusted to reflect their participation in training as well as reduced visit productivity expectations.
Curriculum and Setting
The fellowship includes continuity care sessions at the Walton Family Health Center in the Bronx with weekly didactic learning with the Harlem Family Medicine Residency program at the Family Health Center of Harlem.
- Precepted – Continuity Clinics: 3 sessions/week
- These are the cornerstone of the fellowship. In precepted clinics, the FNP fellows develop their own patient panel while having a CHC provider (NP, MD or DO) assigned exclusively to them.
- Independent Clinics: 3 sessions/week
- At independent clinics, NP fellows work as a member of a team, in which they see patients at the delegation of the primary care providers, who remain available for consultations.
- Specialty Rotations: 2 sessions/week
- Two-to-four week clinical specialty rotations in: cardiology, orthopedics, dermatology, women’s health, pediatrics, geriatrics, newborn/nursery, HIV care, adult, adolescent and child behavioral health, healthcare for the homeless, school-based health, and integrative medicine.
- Didactic sessions: One afternoon a week
How to Apply
For the 2019-2020 fellowship year, applications are by invitation only. Interested individuals who completed clinical placements at the Institute as students should contact their clinical preceptor to request an application.