Phone Numbers

LMC Main Number
(803) 791-2000
Human Resources
(803) 791-2960

APRN Fellowship Program

Qualifications

Education and Licensure to be obtained by program start date (August 2017)

  • Master or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university obtained within the last 18 months.
  • Licensure in South Carolina as an advanced practice registered nurse.
  • At least two years of full-time nursing practice or equivalent experience in providing direct patient care within the previous five years.

Two Steps to Apply

  1. Apply Online
  2. Complete and return the application checklist.

If you have any questions, please email us at npfellowship@lexhealth.org.

Yearly Timeline for Applications

Application Deadline

March 31, 2017

Program Start Date

August 2017

About the Fellowship

Lexington Medical Center’s Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program is committed to developing potential though comprehensive training, mentorship and experience within a network of care that includes specialties from general medicine to neurosurgery.

Through practical hands-on and didactic educational experiences, nurse practitioner fellows receive advanced training to increase confidence and enhance clinical skills. This structured, one-year program includes primary placement with family and internal medicine practices, specialty rotations and didactic education opportunities.

Preceptorship

Lexington Medical Center providers serve as preceptors to guide nurse practitioner fellows through their learning experiences during the program. Fellows have a close relationship with their primary preceptors throughout the yearlong program with secondary preceptors during specialty rotations.

With preceptor supervision, fellows develop their own patient panel, including physical and psychosocial assessment; interpretation of data; development and implementation of treatment plans; and follow through along the continuum of patient care within standard protocols established and approved by the nurse practitioner and practice physicians.

Program Goals

  • Provide quality health services that meet the needs of the community
  • Meet the demand for access to high quality health care with well-trained, confident nurse practitioners
  • Increase the clinical skills, confidence, productivity and job satisfaction of new nurse practitioners, as well as contribute to employer satisfaction and workforce retention
  • Retain family nurse practitioners committed to developing careers within Lexington Medical Center

Continuity of Care Training

Fellows will have two rotations, each lasting six months, within Lexington Medical Center Physician Network family medicine and internal medicine practices. These placements are the foundation of the program.

Specialty Rotations

Specialty rotations begin during the third month of the fellowship. Fellows spend one day per week, in addition to the primary care practice, rotating though the following specialties:

Didactic Educational Sessions

The Lexington Medical Center Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program dedicates two hours per week to formal learning sessions to develop problem solving skills for a variety of complex clinical challenges. This content corresponds to the fellows’ current clinical experiences.

Monthly Preceptor Status Meetings

Fellows meet monthly with their preceptors to review goals, provide updates of activities and reflect on experiences and opportunities. The reflection summary provides information to engage in meaningful conversation and receive feedback.

Other Activities

  • Participation in community events (e.g., health fairs, free clinics)
  • Involvement with professional organizations
  • Continuous training in areas, including but not limited to: access; continuity; planned care; teambased models; prevention-focused care; use of electronic technology; patient-centered medical home; population health

Compensation

Lexington Medical Center offers competitive compensation and benefits to nurse practitioner fellows.