Nurse Practitioner
Program Fellowship

Nurse Practitioner Program Fellowship
Houston Methodist’s nurse practitioner fellowships are designed for both recent nurse practitioner graduates who are planning a career in the designated specialty and for practicing nurse practitioners who wish to redirect their career toward a selected specialty.

Transplant Fellowship Overview
The Houston Methodist Hospital Nurse Practitioner Transplant Fellowship is a comprehensive 12-month program administered by the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center  in conjunction with the Department of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Program. The fellowship is designed to provide advanced education with focused clinical experiences so that the fellow acquires the skills and knowledge necessary to provide medical management of transplant patients in conjunction with the transplant surgeon. The setting is both acute and ambulatory care. The fellow will also have the opportunity to interact with members of the transplant teams as well as other specialists.

Neurosciences Fellowship Overview
The Houston Methodist Hospital Nurse Practitioner Neurosciences Fellowship is an intensive 12-month program administered by the Neurological Institute in conjunction with the Department of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Program. The fellowship is designed to provide advanced education with focused clinical experiences so that fellows have the skill and knowledge necessary to provide medical management of neurological patients in conjunction with the neurosurgeon and neurologist. The setting is both acute and ambulatory care. The fellow will have the opportunity to interact with members of the neurology and neurosurgical teams as well as other specialists. The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship will be integrated with neuroscience training programs so that both nurse practitioners and neuroscience residents/fellows receive similar training experiences. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • A master’s degree or higher in nursing
  • Graduation from an accredited institution granting a graduate degree as an acute care nurse practitioner
  • National certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (or eligibility)
  • Texas Board of Nursing RN license and APN recognition
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • BLS, ACLS

NOTE: Priority will be given to those who can commit to a 24-month (minimum) term of employment at Houston Methodist at current competitive salaries following the fellowship.

Application Process
The following documents are required for submitting an application:

  • Completed application (online)
  • A one-page narrative describing interest in postgraduate training in transplantation or neurosciences
  • Current resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (faculty, supervisor, physician or NP)

Mail Documents to:

Charyl Bell-Gordon, RN, MA, CEN, FNP-C
Director, Nurse Practitioner Program
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St., MGJ 11-002
Houston, TX 77030

Timeline
Application deadline: Rolling
Interviews: Rolling
Notification: Rolling
Fellowship: 12 consecutive months

Completion
Upon successful completion of the 12-month fellowship, a certificate will be provided to the fellow who completes all required didactic and clinical competencies, as well as a scholarly project and presentation.

Benefits
All fellows hired by Houston Methodist Hospital will receive a comprehensive benefit package and competitive stipend.