Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Fellowship – Critical Care Medicine

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire newly graduated APPs through the promotion of their professional development and transition into advanced practice utilizing a structured educational framework to provide high quality, evidence based, cost-effective, ethical and compassionate care to the critically ill oncology population as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary healthcare team. 

Vision Statement

Our vision is to enhance the transition of newly graduated APPs and inspire their practice as they become proficient critical care clinicians within an educational framework consisting of didactic, simulated, and experiential learning to enhance the new provider’s critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. The aim of the program is to shape the new APP’s practice to deliver high quality, cost-effective patient care as well as support the ongoing pursuit of professional development and leadership through participation in research as well as organizational committees, programs, and quality and safety processes.

Length of Program

12 months, September start date (varies)

Number of Positions

2 per year

Eligibility & Requirements

You are a highly motivated critical thinker with a strong desire to care for the oncology patient population. You are empathetic, resourceful, communicate well, and enjoy working inter-professionally. You are seeking a fellowship position in an environment that fosters mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Applicants must be trained at the master’s level as an:

  • Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant

All applicants must:

  • Have current New York State RN and NP licenses, or PA license and appropriate NP/PA board certification
  • Be graduates of an accredited Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, and/or Physician Assistant program in the United States

Application

Please submit all required documents in one pdf document via link above

  • curriculum vitae
  • a personal statement
  • three letters of recommendation.

Personal statement: The personal statement offers you an opportunity to discuss the talents, experiences, and goals that qualify you as a unique APP Fellowship candidate. We are seeking evidence of your qualifications and aptitude as well as your ability to communicate clearly and professionally. Personal statements should be no more than 500 words, typed, and double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Nicole N Zakak, MS, RN, CPNP
Director, APP Quality and Professional Development

Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources:

  • Peer/Colleague
  • Current or prior work supervisor
  • Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor

Important Dates

  • February 15 – application opens
  • April 1 – application deadline
  • May 1 – interview decisions
  • June 1 – acceptance notifications

Program Directors

Kelly Haviland PhD, FNP- BC
havilank@mskcc.org

Nicole N Zakak, MS, RN, CPNP, CPHON