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Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Fellowship (APPCCF)

This fellowship is a post-graduate training program available to Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP/AGACNP) and Physician Assistants that desire an exciting career in critical care. 

The APPCCF is a transition-to-practice program that offers up to 12 months of personalized mentorship, post-graduate education and clinical experience, delivering high quality care to critically ill patients and their families across a variety of high-acuity critical care clinical settings. 

How to Apply

Fellowship Overview

The goal of the APPCCF is to improve the quality of care, patient/family satisfaction and clinical outcomes by integrating APPs as members of the multidisciplinary critical care team.  The fellowship is designed to enhance APP clinical expertise and promote professional development to ensure our Fellows have a successful transition to practice.

As the largest healthcare system in central Ohio, OhioHealth can provide APPCCF participants with personalized mentoring and clinical experiences in a variety of specialized critical care settings:

  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Neuro-Critical Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care / Trauma
  • Emergency Medicine

APPCCF Curriculum

Clinical Experience

  • Up to 12 months of supervised critical care clinical experience with experienced preceptors


  • Weekly didactic education delivered by content experts.
  • Supplemental web-based learning

Clinical Simulation

  • Procedural Skills: intubation, central venous catheters, arterial lines
  • Code Blue simulation
  • Critical thinking and clinical decision-making

Professional Development

  • APP Practice Council
  • Critical Care Committees
  • Unit specific committees and councils
  • M&M
  • Guideline / journal reviews
  • Case Presentation / Quality Improvement Projects

Program Requirements

Candidates accepted to the APPCCF are required to complete approximately 40 hours/week actively participating as a member of the critical care team under the supervision of an assigned, experienced preceptor. In addition to the required clinical hours, candidates are expected to attend all scheduled didactic classes and clinical simulation labs. Candidates will also be expected to complete self-learning modules and participate in monthly M&M meetings and various opportunities for professional development.

Program Eligibility

Eligible candidates are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate from an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care NP / AGACNP) or Physician Assistant Program
  2. Obtain board certification by appropriate certifying body prior to starting program
  3. Obtain License to practice with prescriptive authority in the State of Ohio
  4. BLS/ACLS certified


Candidates accepted to the APP Critical Care Fellowship will become provisional employees of OhioHealth with a competitive stipend and benefits.