Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship The Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship is an intensive 12-month program administered by the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in conjunction with the School of Nursing. Nurse Practitioner (NP) fellows are members […]

Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship is an intensive 12-month program administered by the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in conjunction with the School of Nursing. Nurse Practitioner (NP) fellows are members of the gastroenterology and hepatology team, and are involved in in-patient and ambulatory care. The fellowship is designed to provide advanced didactic education with a focused clinical experience so that graduates have the skills and knowledge to provide high quality care in the specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology in any setting. The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is integrated with the Division’s Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship, so that NP and Y1 GI fellows receive comparable training experiences. Graduates of this fellowship program will be prepared to fill the specialty provider gap and improve patient access to gastroenterology and hepatology subspecialty services across settings, and to improve the quality of care in their practices. Individuals who are committee to an academic career will qualify for academic faculty at training institutions.

This program is designed for recent NP graduates who are planning a career in the specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology, and for practicing NPs who wish to redirect their careers towards gastroenterology and hepatology.

The program is funded by the School of Medicine, and fellows are hired as employees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital with training salaries and full benefits.

Curriculum
The didactic curriculum includes weekly conferences, monthly grand rounds, monthly journal club, and monthly M & M conferences. Topics include specific subspecialty areas they will have experience such as inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, transplant hepatology, nutrition, gastrointestinal oncology, pancreatic disease and management of patients undergoing basic and advanced endoscopic procedures. In addition, the NP fellows will enroll in (as a special student) and complete 1 course at the JHU School of Nursing in evidenced based practice or outcomes.

Clinical
Fellows will have experience in both inpatient and ambulatory settings during their one year program. Rotations include: inpatient gastroenterology service (4 months), inpatient liver service (4 months), inpatient gastroenterology consultation service (4 months), and concurrent gastroenterology, hepatology clinics, and endoscopy procedural exposure.

Eligibility requirements

  • A Master’s degree or higher in nursing
  • Graduation from an accredited institution granting graduate-level academic credit for all course work that includes both didactic and clinical components for acute care, adult or family nurse practitioners
  • National certification as an adult, acute care or family nurse practitioner
  • Be eligible to successfully obtain an RN and advanced practice license and a written agreement in the state of Maryland. Please note that in addition to an advanced practice license, each NP must have an approved written agreement with a physician in order to practice in the state of Maryland. Please consult www.mbon.org for forms and details.
  • NOTE: Priority will be given to those who commit to a 12 month (minimum) term of employment at JHU in the GI division at current competitive salaries immediately following the fellowship.

Application process

In addition to an interview, the following documents are required:

  • Completed¬†application form
  • A one page narrative describing why you are interested in postgraduate training, and future goals in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Current resume or CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one from a current or past supervising physician, in GI if appropriate

Send above documents to Sharon Dudley-Brown at the address below.

Contact:
Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP
Co-Director Gastroenterology & Hepatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor
Schools of Medicine and Nursing
Division of Gastroenterology
600 N. Wolfe St
Carnegie 464 E
Baltimore, MD 21287
Sdudley2@jhmi.edu

 


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