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Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

This intensive 12-month program 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 Practitioner Fellowship Program is integrated with the Division's Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program for physicians, so that first-year fellows in both programs receive comparable training experiences.

The program was created for recent nurse practitioner graduates who are planning a career in the specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology and for practicing nurse practitioners who wish to redirect their careers toward gastroenterology and hepatology.

The fellowship program is administered by the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Program Director

Valerie Owen, MSN, CRNP
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
4940 Eastern Ave, A-5 East
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-650-8359
vowen2@jh.edu

Curriculum

The didactic curriculum includes weekly conferences (Journal Club and Grand Rounds) and monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. Fellows will have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings during their one-year program.

Rotations may include:

  • Inpatient gastroenterology service (2-4 months)
  • Inpatient liver service (2-4 months)
  • Outpatient gastroenterology and hepatology clinics (6–8 months)
  • Endoscopy procedural exposure

Exposure to specific subspecialty areas may include:

  • General gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Motility & Neurogastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Hepatology
  • Transplant hepatology
  • Nutrition
  • Management of patients undergoing basic and advanced endoscopic procedures

Program Length

The program length is one year.

Salary and Benefits

  • Stipend: $50,000 paid over 12 months
  • Paid vacation: 20 days
  • Health insurance
  • Professional liability insurance

How to Apply

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, applicants must: 

  • Have a master's degree or higher in nursing
  • Have graduated 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
  • Have 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.

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: 

  • 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 letters of recommendation, at least one from a current or past supervising physician, in GI if appropriate
  • E-mail all of the above completed components in one packet to vowen2@jh.edu

Timeline 

March 1: Application deadline
April: Interviews 
May: Notification 
July 1: Estimated start date