Hematology-Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Training and Fellowship
Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers offer a post-Master’s nurse practitioner (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner) fellowship and training program for those interested in the care of children and adolescents with cancer, hematologic disorders, and/or stem cell transplantation. Clinical tracts within oncology, hematology and stem cell transplantation allow graduates / nurse practitioners to obtain a comprehensive overview and/or obtain focused training in an area of special interest.
The three-month clinical fellowship provides a comprehensive educational pediatric-focused nurse practitioner program coupled with clinical opportunities designed to provide the nurse practitioner fellow with in-depth knowledge of the diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders, hematopoeitic stem cell transplantation, and palliative care.
Two nurse practitioner fellows will be accepted into the nurse practitioner program for July-October of each year. Nurse practitioner fellows will receive a $10,500 ($3,500/month) scholarship to cover expenses during the program.
Clinical experiences for the nurse practitioner fellow include rotations on the leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumor, neuro-oncology, late effects, hematology, the inpatient general hematology/oncology unit, hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit, and palliative care. Nurse practitioner fellows also obtain hematology laboratory experiences. Nurse practitioner fellows will be actively involved in patient assessment, teaching, management and follow-up.
In addition, nurse practitioner fellows will attend tumor board, grand rounds, nursing rounds, nurse practitioner meetings and clinical pathology conferences and will participate in a weekly seminar/lecture series. Psychosocial issues are addressed throughout the fellowship rotations. Nurse Practitioner Fellows will begin in July in order to attend the summer MD Fellow Lecture Series.
Applicants must have at least one year experience in pediatric oncology nursing, have completed a Master’s degree in nursing and be eligible for national Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification or Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.
Texas RN licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing and certificate of graduation from a Masters in Nursing program is required prior to starting the fellowship.
PALS certification is required.
For more information about the Pediatric / Family Nurse Practitioner Program or submissions of applications, please email the NP fellowship coordinator, Shiley Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Administrative Coordinator, Donye Smith at email@example.com.