APRN Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications


Qualifications

Education and Licensure to be obtained by program start date. (August 2021)

  • Recent graduate with a master or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • 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.

 

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Yearly Timeline for Application

Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

Program Start Date

August 2021

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

Program Overview (Powerpoint Slides)

About the Fellowship

Lexington Medical Center’s Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program is committed to developing potential through comprehensive training, mentorship, specialty rotations, and primary placement in a family or internal medicine practice.

The fellowship is a structured, one-year program designed to support new nurse practitioners. The fellows function in both the role of a provider and in a learning role, receiving advanced training through practical hands-on and didactic educational experience. These experiences are designed to increase confidence and clinical skills.

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 and 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 Clinic

Fellows will rotate within our Lexington Medical Center Physician Network practices. These placements are the foundation of the program.

Specialty Rotations

Specialty rotations begin during the second month of the fellowship. Fellows spend one day per week, in addition to their primary practice, rotating through specialties.

Specialty Examples:

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. Fellows are full-time, salaried employees during the fellowship year.