Learn more about the Center for Advanced Practice at Carolinas HealthCare System.
The goal of the Center for Advanced Practice fellowship program at Carolinas HealthCare System is to provide exposure to an array of complex disease processes in the acute, primary and urgent care settings to prepare the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) to deliver superior patient care while in a protected learning environment.
The one year, post-graduate fellowship programs are appropriate for new nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant (PA) graduates, as well as advanced clinical practitioners wishing to change disciplines or career paths . The programs have semi-annual start dates in April and October.
Goals of the Fellowship:
- Allows both NPs and PAs to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes while obtaining the clinical knowledge and expertise needed to practice at the top of license.
- Serves as an immersion in specific specialty competencies to prepare these ACP for critical thinking above the level received in their formal education.
- Serves to expand the ACP's knowledge of evidenced-based practice, basic research techniques, guideline development and quality improvement initiatives.
Overall, the fellowship prepares the ACP to be a well-rounded provider, leader and resource within the healthcare team. In addition to scheduled simulation labs, case presentations and team learning discussions, fellows experience real-time patient care as licensed ACPs in various patient care units with a gradual ease into independence.
Each fellow graduate is equipped with the crucial experience in many specialty-specific rotations and procedures, as well as an established network of providers within other specialties.
Fellowship Opportunity for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
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Post-Graduate Acute Care Fellowship Program
The post-graduate acute care fellowship program allows both NPs and PAs to develop the knowledge base to perform procedures and life-saving interventions in various high acuity patient populations and situations. The fellowship concentrates on typical difficulties with transition to practice, and prepares the ACP to perform in a specialized acute care setting while developing foundational specialty-specific skills and knowledge.
Five inpatient specialties available:
- Medical critical care (ACNPs and PAs only)
- Acute care surgery (ACNPs and PAs only)
- Carolinas Hospitalist Group
- Palliative Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Cardiothoracic Surgery (starting April 2016)
Other specialty tracks are being developed.
Acute care fellows experience:
- Nine-month mentored clinical rotation within their specialty choice
- Three-month standardizedd critical care curriculum
- Two to three months of ICU or elective clinical rotation
- Weekly specialty didactics
Post-Graduate Ambulatory Care Fellowship Program
The post-graduate primary care fellowship program allows both NPs and PAs to develop confidence in the practice setting through a team-based approach integrated with an advanced behavioral health component essential for primary care providers. The primary care fellowship program delivers the opportunity for ACPs to become board certified in primary care while exposing them to a variety of specialized behavioral health environments that they may not have experienced in their formal education.
Three primary care specialties available:
- Family medicine (FNPs and PAs only)
- Internal medicine
The first three weeks of all primary care specialties are spent in core curriculum focusing on orientation, clinical placement, office skills, patient interactions and professionalism.
Post-Graduate Urgent Care Fellowship Program
The post-graduate urgent care fellowship program allows both NPs and PAs to develop the knowledge base to perform patient care for acute and chronic illness, as well as injuries, in an outpatient setting, while establishing skill sets for efficiency of practice and management of patient flow with utilization of appropriate resources. The fellowship concentrates on the delivery of care in a variety of fast paced office environments.
- Urgent care (FNPs and PAs only)
- Pediatric urgent care (PNPs and PAs only)
Post-Graduate Hybrid Fellowship Program
The post-graduate hybrid fellowship is a unique program which is comprised of both inpatient and outpatient components. Nurse practitioner and physician assistant fellows divide their clinical time between these two clinical settings. Experience with high acuity patients combined with services rendered in an office setting promote a versatile healthcare provider equipped with a wide range of skill sets.
Three hybrid specialties available:
- Psychiatry/Behavioral Health
- Pulmonology (Note: Spring 2016 applicants who are applying for this fellowship will need to write in this option on the application as this program has been recently added)
- Pediatric Neurology (starting April 2016)
The CAP Difference
- An innovative 12-month curriculum composed of live didactics, online classrooms, simulation, proctored invasive procedures and mentored clinical experiences
- Unique PA and NP collaboration
- Highly competitive stipend and benefits
- Professional development and mentoring
- Access to System-wide education and conferences
- Multidisciplinary approach to patient care
- Expertise in managing the office setting
- Participation in evidence-based research
- Complementary CME opportunities
- Development of a robust referral network
- Completion of an accredited PA or NP graduate program prior to the start of the fellowship program
- National board certification as an NP or PA
- Eligible for licensure as a PA or NP in North Carolina
- Eligible for DEA license
- Designated drug screening
- Acceptable criminal background check
**Note: You may apply prior to graduation**
The following documents are required:
- Completed application
- Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and copies of certifications and licensure as you receive them
- Copy of BLS card
- Copy of ACLS card (if applying for an acute care track)
- Copy of PALS card (if applying for a pediatric track)
- Three reference forms (at least one from your program faculty AND one from a physician)
- One-page statement of interest in postgraduate fellowship training and the particular fellowship specialty you are selecting
- Recent passport-size photograph (professional in nature)
Note: Candidates selected for an interview will be notified within three weeks following the application deadline.
- Fall 2015 (October 1, 2015) application deadline: April 1, 2015
- Spring 2016 (April 1, 2016) application deadline: October 1, 2015
- Fall 2016 (October 1, 2016) application deadline: April 1, 2016
Download the application for the CAP Fellowship (PDF)
Download the CAP Fellowship acute care reference form (PDF)
Download the CAP Fellowship primary care reference form (PDF)
Download the CAP Fellowship urgent care reference form (PDF)
Britney Hagy Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC
NP Fellowship Director
Carolinas HealthCare System
Center for Advanced Practice
Email: Britney Hagy
Cragin Greene, PA-C, MHS
PA Fellowship Director
Carolinas HealthCare System
Center for Advanced Practice
Email: Cragin Greene
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
1000 Blythe Blvd., Third Floor, Annex Building
Charlotte, NC 28203