2023-24 Academic Year
University of Colorado Boulder
Full time (FTE) for 10 months
Background check required:
Aug. 7, 2023
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. 7, 2023 and will end Jun. 7, 2024.
Positions are a full-time, 40 hours/week, 10- month commitment. The salary for the position is $60,000 for the 10 month appointment.
This position has a hybrid option, and we may also consider a fully remote position.
We will be accepting applications for the position from March 20, 2023 to April 28, 2023.
Required application materials
- Cover letter, please discuss your interest in completing a fellowship and your specific interest in being at CU Boulder CAPS.
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Two essay prompts, 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 de-identified case material to illustrate your approach.
References will also be asked for during the application process. With references, please consider at least one being from a supervisor/preceptor during a clinical experience in your program and at least one from a supervisor from an employment experience.