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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 goal of the program is to improve quality of care, clinical outcomes, and patient/family satisfaction by integrating Advanced Practice Providers as members of the multidisciplinary critical care team.  The fellowship provides licensed APPs with 9 – 12 months of post-graduate clinical experiences, mentorship, specialized education, and professional development opportunities to ensure successful transition into the role as critical care providers.

How to Apply

Fellowship Overview

As the largest healthcare system in central Ohio, OhioHealth can provide APPCCF participants with post-graduate training in the following specialties:

  • Critical Care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Trauma

APPCCF Curriculum

Clinical Experience

  • 9 -12 months of clinical experience across a variety of critical care services with experienced preceptors

Education

  • Bi-monthly didactic education delivered by physician colleagues and content experts.

Clinical Simulation

  • Real-life, immersive simulations in our state-of- the art medical education facility. 
  • Procedural Skills: intubation, central venous catheters, arterial lines
  • Ultrasound Training

Professional Development

  • APP Practice Council
  • Critical Care Committees
  • Unit specific committees and councils
  • Guideline / journal reviews
  • Case Presentations
  • 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, fellows are expected to attend all scheduled didactic classes and clinical simulation labs. Fellows are also expected to participate in case presentations, quality improvement projects and participate in a variety of professional development and leadership opportunities.

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

Salary/Benefits

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