Our Nurse Practitioner Critical Care Fellowship is a fast-paced, nine-month training program that prepares NP fellows to become highly skilled in the management of complex and critically ill patients in various intensive care units. Our structured training program uses high-fidelity simulation, didactics and precepted clinical rotations to develop advanced clinical decision making and advancement in the management of critically ill patients.

What does the Critical Care Fellowship offer?

  • Opportunity to obtain over 90 hours of CEUs with weekly lecture series and various critical care courses.
  • Direct patient care clinical rotations in various ICU/Critical Care settings:
    • Neuro-Critical Care Unit
    • Medical Intensive Care Unit
    • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
    • Multi-Trauma Critical Care
    • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
    • Critical Care Resuscitation Unit
    • Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care Unit
    • Acute Emergency Surgery Service
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Cardiology Service
    • Stroke Neurology Service
  • Full-time employment benefits
  • Networking and job placement assistance post-fellowship
  • Mentorship in development of an EBP project, abstract/manuscript writing and presenting at a national conference

Program Eligibility

  • Graduation from an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (CCNE or NLN)
  • Must be nationally board certified (ANCC or AACN)
  • Must obtain a Maryland RN and CRNP license
  • Must be able to work in an unpredictable fast paced environment, to work weekends, nights, 40-60 hour workweeks, attend all lectures, simulation and clinical rotations

Application Cycle

  • Submit application, personal statement of interest and resume in March/April 2023
  • A select number of applicants will be invited for a two day in-person interview in April 2023 and informed of their acceptance by May.
  • NP Fellowship start date will be determined based on graduation dates of accepted applicants (July-October 2023)


Brooke Andersen, MSN, CRNP
Program Director

Ann Matta, MSN, CRNP

Shannon Gaasch, MSN, CRNP