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Great Lakes Provisional Chapter of HPNA

NP Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Care

Posted 30 days ago by Stacy Simons

NP Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Care

This one-year comprehensive post-graduate fellowship program will allow new graduates and experienced nurse practitioners to acquire clinical expertise in hospice and palliative care through a variety of clinical, educational and research opportunities during their training.


Over recent years, Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) have developed and supported highly successful interdisciplinary palliative care programs. The robust palliative care clinical structure at Michigan Medicine and the strong educational structure of the existing HPM physician fellowship will serve as the foundation for the NP Fellowship program.

The clinical rotations will take place at Michigan Medicine and VA Ann Arbor Health Care System (VAAAHS) and Arbor Hospice in order to expose the HPM NP fellow to a diverse patient population. The HPM NP Fellows will be directly supervised by a faculty member at each clinical site and they will interact with all members of the palliative care interdisciplinary teams.

HPM NP Fellows will be supported through curriculum and clinical experiences to accomplish post-master's nursing certification and available national certifications or credentials in palliative care with the goal of Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN) certification within one year of completion of the program.

Applications must be received by March 1st, 2018. Selected Fellows will be notified by April 1, 2018. The program officially begins July 1, 2018.

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