This fast-paced, 9-month training program prepares NP fellows to become highly skilled in the management of complex and critically-ill patients in a variety of 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
    • Lung Rescue 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