Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Critical Care Fellowship Program

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American Nurses Credentialing Center logoThe Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Critical Care Fellowship program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 12-month paid post-graduate APP program.

In 2019, RWJUH's APP Critical Care Fellowship became accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

Educating board-certified, highly-qualified, graduate acute care Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) in the APP role, our program incorporates a rigorous and structured curriculum and support system. Our program initiatives facilitate a smoother transition for our APP fellows as they make the transition from novice to competent provider.

Roles for APPs at RWJUH

Our campus is home to over 400 APPs on staff involved in the evaluation and management of acute and critically ill, socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patients here at RWJUH.

Our APPs serve in a variety of roles:

  • House team
  • Rapid Response team
  • Hospitalist team
  • Intensive Care Units [e.g. Neurology Critical Care (NCC), Surgical and Trauma, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)]

APPs also thrive within a majority of our other services:

  • Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ)
  • Palliative Care, Acute Care Service (ACS)
  • Heart Failure
  • Endovascular teams
  • Interventional teams

Driven by a strong commitment to academic and professional growth, RWJUH has continued to propagate the APP role. RWJUH holds strong core values of Commitment, Understanding, Learning, Trust, Unity, Respect and Empathy.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, is one of the eleven acute care hospitals in New Jersey’s largest health system, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH).

RWJUH is a 611-bed, tertiary and quaternary academic medical center that serves as the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) in New Brunswick.

BMSCH, RWJUH, and RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) operate under one license. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness. RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties.

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