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How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship year. 

Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, application and letters of recommendation by March 31, 2020 per the instructions below.

If completing coursework, you may submit your transcript upon the award of your degree. We also recommend that you apply for your CA RN license now as it will expedite the NP licensing process.

Fellowship Requirements

  • Masters or doctoral degree in nursing (current or pending) from an accredited program earned within the 18 months preceding the start date.
  • Current AHA CPR certification
  • Current AHA ACLS certification 
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship, communication, leadership, problem resolution, and teaching.

Before Hire

  • Graduation from an accredited AGACNP program in the previous 18 months prior to the start date.
  • Current RN and NP licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California furnishing license upon start
  • ANCC or AACN certification as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner upon hire
  • DEA license upon start

Administrative Requirements

Any employment offer with UCSF is contingent on the following:

  • Successful background check
  • A health clearance through UCSF Occupational Health department
  • A negative substance abuse screening test
  • Verification of any documents required for the position
  • Verification of identity and eligibility to work in the USA
  • The completion of the new hire process, including all required paperwork
  • Credentialing process via the UCSF Medical Staff Services Office 

Application Cycle

Please submit your application and supporting documentation no later than March 31st of the year you wish to begin your fellowship. We will interview a select number of applicants. Responses will be sent out in May, and offers will be extended in June.  Clinical rotations start in November 1, 2020 due to CA licensing and UCSF credentialing requirements. The application deadline for clinical rotations starting in November 2020 is March 31, 2020.

How To Apply

Complete the Application

Click here to download the application. Please include a cover letter and/or personal statement with your application.

Supporting Documentation

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendation, one from each of the following:
    • A professor
    • A preceptor
    • A former/current supervisor

Application Submission

Please submit your application and supporting documents to

Selection Process

A select number of applicants will be invited for a personal interview. Interviewees will be informed of their acceptance (or denial) in June.  Your acceptance of the offer should be within ONE week of receipt.

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