Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Fellowship
Transition to Practice Program
Welcome to the APRN Fellowship Program, an accredited program awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Accreditation (APPFA)!
Learn from the Best!
Cook County Health (CCH) has served the people of Cook County for over 180 years. Today it is the home to top health care practitioners, leading the field in caring for vulnerable populations.
CCH holds ambulatory care and primary care medical home certification through The Joint Commission.
Fellows will be selected from a competitive pool to serve patients across Cook County in an interprofessional model and practice-based learning environment.
Support new graduate APRNs during the critical first year of their transition into APRN practice, address concerns, remove barriers and create a supportive learning environment.
Provide an immersive practice-based learning environment focused on organizational enculturation and professional development.
Provide training in an interdisciplinary and interprofessional care team model committed to delivering high quality patient care to the underserved.
Provide collaborative shared model training and preceptorship.
Support the development of APRN primary care provider expertise in patient assessment, care planning, diagnostic testing, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care.
Provide Primary Care Medical Home Clinic experience with focus on transition from novice to competent or proficient APRN practice.
Support fellowship participants’ professional development in the creation of an evidence-based quality improvement projects and presentation at “Graduation.”
Must have a minimum of two (2) years RN experience
Must have completed an MSN or DNP program within the last 18 months prior to the start of the fellowship program
Graduated from an accredited Nurse Practitioner MSN or DNP program within the State of Illinois and across the United States
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and/or Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
Holds a current Registered Nurse license in the State of Illinois
Holds a current Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) license in the State of Illinois
Out of state candidates must apply for an Illinois RN and APRN licenses
Must complete the credentialing process prior to the start of the program. The credentialing process will take place upon hire, and it takes about three (3) months or more to complete
Must be able to obtain an Illinois Controlled Substance License within 6 months of employment
Must be able to obtain a DEA license within 6 months of employment
Holds a valid and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA)
Salary & Benefits
Full-time, benefit eligible appointment for 12 months.
For more information and application, please contact: Department of Nursing Professional Development and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this fellowship program was provided by a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).