Surgical & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship
Focused Clinical Rotations, Outstanding Mentorship, State-of-the-Art Surgical & Critical Care

The UCSF Surgical and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is a joint non-accredited program of the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia, and UCSF Medical Center. The fellowship program is designed to expand upon the knowledge and skills acquired during graduate nursing training. It prepares licensed and certified AG-ACNPs to provide care for adults in critical care and surgery settings through focused clinical rotations, and emphasizes advanced assessment, planning, negotiation and collaboration skills.

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.

Fellows will be employed by the Department of Surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine, and credentialed to provide services at UCSF Medical Center. Fellows are full-time salaried employees with health care and vacation benefits. The first two graduating fellows, Kathleen Marie Balizan, ACNP and Archie Garino, MSN, NP, secured highly competitive positions at UCSF Medical Center, a leading center of excellence for the region.



Fellows will be evaluated at the completion of each clinical rotation. Evaluation criteria are based on the NONPF competencies.

Clinical Rotations on Adult Inpatient Services

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • General Surgery

Additional Experiences

  • · Critical Care Skills workshop
  • · Quality improvement projects