Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship (Arizona)
Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers a competitive Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship (CNPF), which accepts two fellows per year. Applicants with a strong interest in continuing a career in a cardiovascular field will be considered if a graduate in any NP specialty area from an accredited nurse practitioner (NP) school.
Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be more confident in their cardiovascular knowledge, which will allow them to transition into, and be more competitive for cardiovascular NP positions. Potential candidates will be reviewed and selected annually by an application and interview process. The applicants must possess, or provide verification of eligibility, an Arizona NP license and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provider number which is required if accepted as a fellow at the onset of the program. Interviews will be conducted for candidates which meet the established selection criteria.
The 12-month didactic program will provide a minimum of 300 didactic/classroom hours and 1,700 clinical/mentored hours. The learning methods used will include: interdisciplinary rounds, conferences, journal clubs, self-learning modules, simulated learning and a professional development project. The program will provide mentored clinical experience in all aspects of adult cardiovascular disease management including: cardiac diagnostics, cardiac health and performance, interventional cardiology, vascular disease, electrophysiology, advanced heart disease and transplantation, adult congenital heart disease, and cardiothoracic surgery. The rotations are primarily in the inpatient setting at Mayo Clinic – Phoenix Campus (MCH), but also occur at Mayo Clinic outpatient clinics and affiliated centers.
Upon completion of the fellowship, a certificate of completion will be provided by the Mayo School of Health Sciences.
The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship aims to provide the fellow with the ability to:
- Analyze pathophysiology for various cardiovascular disease processes
- Develop cardiovascular diagnoses, formulate a treatment plan and evaluate patient response to treatment
- Utilize evidence-based medicine practices using quality, cost-effective care
- Educate patients and families regarding cardiovascular disease process, including primary and secondary cardiac prevention, while remaining cognizant of the patient's emotional, physical and cultural needs.
- Develop organizational skills to manage a patient caseload
- Develop effective communication and presentation skills with the interdisciplinary team
- Transition from the novice nurse practitioner into the professional role as a cardiovascular nurse practitioner
Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours will be provided by Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education for medical conferences sponsored by Mayo Clinic and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) hours for nursing licensing renewal will be provided by nursing approved courses at Mayo Clinic. Participation/attendance at a national cardiovascular-focused conference is allotted in this program. The CNPF is currently seeking accreditation through a national nursing accrediting organization.
Mayo Foundation is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Mayo Clinic in Arizona has two campuses.
On the Phoenix campus is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as "the Best Hospital in Phoenix."
The campus includes a 3,000-square-foot multidisciplinary simulation center, which simulates real-life patient care situations, enabling learners to practice on sophisticated mannequins in a no-risk environment. Experiential learning enhances patient safety and improves competency assessment of learners through new modes of simulation-based education.
Campus plans include the opening of the state-of-the-art Education and Conference Center, which includes a 330-seat auditorium, and adjacent meeting rooms. The facility will serve all types of learners engaging in life-long learning.
The Scottsdale campus is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.
Graduation and Certification
Upon completion of the program, the fellow will be recognized at a graduation ceremony and will receive a Mayo School of Health Sciences certificate documenting completion of a one-year postgraduate Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship.
The program will provide the fellow with an on-site schedule to achieve the best learning opportunities to meet the program goals. The majority of the rotations will include: 8-12 hour days, 4-5 days per week, occasional weekends, and one month of night shift. No holidays will be scheduled. Schedules may vary during subspecialty areas and mentor preferences.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences will admit two fellows into the postgraduate Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. The small class size ensures a focused, comprehensive and mentored educational experience to achieve the program goals.