Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association

Palliative Care APRN Fellowship

Posted about 6 years ago by Deborah Wachtel

University of Vermont Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

The University of Vermont College of Nursing & Health Sciences in partnership with Fletcher Allen Health Care and the Visiting Nurse Association’s End-of-Life-Care Program is offering a one-year, full-time Palliative Care advanced practice nursing fellowship. The fellow will train with Hospice and Palliative Care certified advanced practice nurses, physicians and clinical nurse specialists. The fellowship will provide comprehensive experiential learning in multiple settings including Fletcher Allen Hospital, Vermont Cancer Center, home care, skilled nursing facilities and an inpatient hospice facility, Vermont Respite House. Flexibility exists to adapt the curriculum to fellow’s interests and career goals. A structured curriculum covering symptom and disease management, communication skills, psychosocial and spiritual care is provided along with dedicated time for study and mentorship.

This Nurse Practitioner fellowship has been designed to align with the Standards for Clinical Practicum in Palliative Nursing for Practicing Professional Nurses (HPNA, 2006) and the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2007). At completion, the fellow will be eligible for advanced practice certification-designation of Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. The position is salaried with full-time benefits.

This position is made possible by the generous gift from Holly and Bob Miller of Burlington, VT. The Palliative Care Miller Fellow will begin the program October 2013. Interviewing will begin in late May with selection by July 1. Applicants must have a Masters in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice and be licensed in the state of Vermont before beginning the fellowship.

For questions about the fellowship or to request an application please contact Mary Alice Giannoni, MSN, APRN: