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About the Program

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UCSF Surgical and Critical Care Fellowship Program is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

The UCSF Surgical and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is a joint program of the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia and UCSF Medical Center. 

The program is led by nurse practitioner Ivette Becerra-Ortiz DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, C-PNP and overseen by a distinguished roster of faculty

The program is also the first Critical Care program for APRNs in California, and the first surgical APRN program in the country to earn the Accreditation with Distinction designation from the ANCC.

The fellowship program is designed to expand upon the knowledge and skills acquired during nurse practitioner training. It prepares licensed and certified AG-ACNPs to provide care to adults in critical care and surgical settings through focused clinical rotations. It also emphasizes the development of advanced assessment, planning, negotiation and collaboration skills and is fortified by critical care skills workshops and quality improvement projects.

UCSF has been a leader in expanding the roles and responsibilities of nurse practitioners in specialized areas of clinical practice. The fellowship offers a rich and varied didactic experience that includes rotations on adult inpatient services for:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Acute Care & General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

UCSF is a recognized world leader in developing innovative solutions to health care delivery problems. The fellowship program leverages the resources within the UCSF system to prepare novice AG-ACNPs to excel in a tertiary medical center.

NP Fellowship UCSF

About the Program

UCSF is a recognized world leader in developing innovative solutions to health care delivery problems. This culture of innovation has led to the development of a new UCSF NP Fellowship to address the ongoing need for qualified Hematology and Oncology Advanced Practice Providers.  Use the title link for additional information, requirements and application process.

For questions or more information, email [email protected].

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