2024-2025 Academic Year

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General overview


University of Colorado Boulder

City, state:

Boulder, Colorado

Position type:

University staff

Full/part time:

Full time (FTE) for 10 months

Background check required: 


Start date: 

Aug. 5, 2024

Position summary

CU Boulder’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) invites applications for our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Fellowship is an accepted member of the Association of Postgraduate APRN Programs.  It is designed to help early career PMHNPs continue their professional development and training, enhance their competence and confidence in the PMHNP role and develop professional autonomy.

Who may apply

PMHNP fellowship program applicants must complete a psychiatric nurse practitioner program prior to the start of the program and be within 18 months of completion of this degree. We are committed to seeking a diverse group of applicants. A commitment to the values of social justice and multiculturalism, as evidenced by coursework, community involvement or life experience is required.

The ideal candidate has experience in college mental health and working with young adult population. Candidates should also have relevant and significant clinical experience providing direct psychiatric services. PMHNP fellows must have interest in working on a multidisciplinary team, be familiar with electronic medical records and documenting clinical notes and be comfortable managing a busy clinical schedule.

Clinical services and educational opportunities

The PMHNP fellow will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors. The fellow will collaborate with CAPS (Counseling and Psychiatric Services) staff on all aspects of service delivery. The PMHNP fellow will also attend CAPS staff meetings, all-staff trainings and psychiatry specific staff meetings and trainings.

The PMHNP Fellow will continue their professional development and training by completing initial psychiatric evaluations and follow-up medication management appointments with patients. The PMHNP fellow may also have the opportunity to participate in group therapy and/or workshops (dependent on interest as well as previous experience. Applicants will be able to participate in didactic seminars on facilitating groups, professional issues, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Supervision for the PMHNP Fellow will include 1 hour of weekly individual supervision with a PMHNP or MD. The PMHNP fellow may also have the opportunity to participate in supervision in other areas of interest. specific for a specialty track. Additional the PMHNP fellow will participate in a weekly multidisciplinary case consultation group as well as a psychiatry case consultation group.

Additional training opportunities

The PMHNP fellow can receive additional training and experience in one of the following areas if desired:

  • Substance use
  • Eating concerns
  • Transgender care
  • Behavioral health

Start date, stipend and benefits

The state date for this position is Aug. 5, 2024.

Positions are a full-time, 40 hours/week, 10-month commitment. The position is salaried and includes a continuing education stipend, health care benefits, vacation and sick leave time.

This position has a hybrid option, and we may also consider a fully remote position.

Fellowship virtual open house

If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship program and want the opportunity to ask questions, we are going to offer two virtual open house meetings via Zoom:

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4-5 p.m. MST     Thursday, Feb. 15, 12-1 p.m. MST

Application instructions

We will be accepting applications for the position from March 1-31, 2024.

Required application materials

  • Cover letter: please discuss your specific interest in completing a fellowship and being at CU Boulder CAPS.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two short essays: please limit responses to 200-400 words each.
    • Tell us about a valuable clinical experience you have had. How has this experience shaped the way you want to practice and provide care as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
    • Describe how multicultural and diversity variables inform your case conceptualization and clinical practice. Use a de-identified case example to illustrate your approach.

References will also be asked for during the application process. With references, we require that at least one is from a supervisor/preceptor during a clinical experience in your program and at least one from a supervisor from an employment experience.

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Please email Sara Bannon, PMHNP, Assistant Director of Psychiatry Training, at sara.bannon@colorado.edu with any questions.