Postgraduate APP Training Program

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The Postgraduate APP Training Program is a 12-month post-graduate track. The program includes hands-on learning through didactic teaching, clinical simulation, team learning and immersion into multiple clinical experiences at academic and community facilities.

We will prepare you to be a well-rounded provider, leader and resource on your healthcare team. Our program is designed around specific specialty practices to expand your critical thinking skills beyond the level you received in your formal education.

The program is for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Cohorts will start twice a year; one in the spring and one in the fall.

Upon completion of the Postgraduate APP Training Program, you will be equipped with crucial experiences and will have established a network of providers. There are multiple post-graduate tracks. Learn more about each of the post-graduate tracks:

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  • Increase access to quality healthcare by assisting recently graduated APPs in seamlessly transitioning into specialty practice settings
  • Nurture the confidence and competence of transitioning APPs into clinical practice thereby improving employee satisfaction, engagement and turnover
  • Immerse APPs in a collaborative and interdisciplinary model of care
  • Facilitate professional development and life-long learning through a continued population-focused, interdisciplinary education and quality assessment

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Master's degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program
  • Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty track according to patient care policies such as ACLS & PALS
  • Completion of a designated drug screening and criminal background check
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Candidate must be board certified or board eligible
  • State of Indiana licensure or eligible for licensure

Preferred Participants

  • Newly graduated nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are interested in transitioning to a new specialty

Benefits

  • Competitive APP post-graduate training program salary
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Dental insurance coverage
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Disability insurance coverage
  • 3 weeks’ vacation per year
  • 5 days CME time per year
  • $1,000 CME
  • DEA & malpractice coverage

        What are the Goals of Our Program?

        • Increase access to quality healthcare by assisting recently graduated APPs in seamlessly transitioning into specialty practice settings
        • Nurture the confidence and competence of transitioning APPs into clinical practice thereby improving employee satisfaction, engagement and turnover
        • Immerse APPs in a collaborative and interdisciplinary model of care
        • Facilitate professional development and life-long learning through a continued population-focused, interdisciplinary education and quality assessment

        Eligibility Criteria

        To qualify for this program, you must meet the following:

        • Master's degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program
        • Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty track according to patient care policies such as ACLS & PALS
        • Completion of a designated drug screening and criminal background check
        • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
        • Candidate must be board certified or board eligible
        • State of Indiana licensure or eligible for licensure

        Preferred Participants

        • Newly graduated nurse practitioners and physician assistants
        • Experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are interested in transitioning to a new specialty

        Benefits

        • Competitive APP post-graduate training program salary
        • Health insurance coverage
        • Dental insurance coverage
        • Life insurance coverage
        • Disability insurance coverage
        • 3 weeks’ vacation per year
        • 5 days CME time per year
        • $1,000 CME
        • DEA & malpractice coverage

              Our innovative curriculum is composed of didactic teaching, online classroom collaboration and simulation experiences. It is led by knowledgeable APP faculty and physicians.

              As part of the Postgraduate APP Training Program, you will receive:

              • Professional development and mentoring
              • Access to system-wide educational offerings and conferences
              • Participation in evidenced-based quality improvement
              • Leadership opportunities and participation in research
              • CME opportunities

              We offer a multidisciplinary patient care approach including academic, community, inpatient and outpatient care. We are a large academic healthcare system with academic, community and critical access hospitals, and we have a large ambulatory footprint across the state of Indiana.

              Why Choose IU Health for Your Postgraduate APP Training Program?

              Our innovative curriculum is composed of didactic teaching, online classroom collaboration and simulation experiences. It is led by knowledgeable APP faculty and physicians.

              As part of the Postgraduate APP Training Program, you will receive:

              • Professional development and mentoring
              • Access to system-wide educational offerings and conferences
              • Participation in evidenced-based quality improvement
              • Leadership opportunities and participation in research
              • CME opportunities

              We offer a multidisciplinary patient care approach including academic, community, inpatient and outpatient care. We are a large academic healthcare system with academic, community and critical access hospitals, and we have a large ambulatory footprint across the state of Indiana.

              Applications will be accepted online. Your application will include:

              • Personal statement of interest
              • Curriculum vitae
              • Program transcripts
              • Personal & contact information
              • Education & training background
              • Summary of professional experience
              • References: Three written references will be required. One from a physician or advanced practice provider, one from a peer, and one from someone of your choice (RN manager, clinical supervisor, program faculty, research/committee colleagues). References will be uploaded by the candidate prior to application submission.
              • Preferences:
                • Specialty selection - choose two for consideration

              Deadline to Apply

              • Applications for the Fall Cohort beginning Oct. 1 annually will be accepted from Feb. 1 to March 31
              • Applications for the Spring Cohort beginning April 1 annually will be accepted from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30.

              Notification Process

              The number of individuals accepted into the Postgraduate APP Training Program will be determined by a selection committee of departmental leaders, NPs and PAs. Applicants will be notified within 12 weeks of the posted deadlines.

                How to Apply

                Applications will be accepted online. Your application will include:

                • Personal statement of interest
                • Curriculum vitae
                • Program transcripts
                • Personal & contact information
                • Education & training background
                • Summary of professional experience
                • References: Three written references will be required. One from a physician or advanced practice provider, one from a peer, and one from someone of your choice (RN manager, clinical supervisor, program faculty, research/committee colleagues). References will be uploaded by the candidate prior to application submission.
                • Preferences:
                  • Specialty selection - choose two for consideration

                Deadline to Apply

                • Applications for the Fall Cohort beginning Oct. 1 annually will be accepted from Feb. 1 to March 31
                • Applications for the Spring Cohort beginning April 1 annually will be accepted from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30.

                Notification Process

                The number of individuals accepted into the Postgraduate APP Training Program will be determined by a selection committee of departmental leaders, NPs and PAs. Applicants will be notified within 12 weeks of the posted deadlines.

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                  For more information about the Postgraduate APP Training Program, contact program leadership:

                  Lindsay Anderson, MSN, ACNP-BC
                  Director of APP Fellowships & Professional Development

                  Kristen Fox, MBA
                  APP Fellowship Program Manager

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                  For more information about the Postgraduate APP Training Program, contact program leadership:

                  Lindsay Anderson, MSN, ACNP-BC
                  Director of APP Fellowships & Professional Development

                  Kristen Fox, MBA
                  APP Fellowship Program Manager