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Sylvester Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

IN THE NEWS: Sylvester Launches Florida’s First
Oncology Fellowship Program for Nurse Practitioners
The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellow’s role at the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is aimed at providing specialized training in the management of hematological and oncological patients in a variety of settings to ensure optimal quality of care and gaining necessary skill sets to develop and strengthen proficiencies within the clinical setting while learning to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers.

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Our mission

Dedicated to developing leaders in the field of Hematology Oncology through education, mentoring, and training of advanced practice nurses who will enhance the health of diverse communities using the latest research, technology and treatment options.

Requirements and Application

The Nurse Practitioner Fellow will complete rotations in a variety of clinical setting located within in all UMHC/Sylvester to include both the inpatient and outpatient settings over a period of approximately 52 weeks.

Rotation Time:

  • Hospital Orientation: 1 week
  • Didactics (Chemo/Bio & UChart/Beacon): 1 week
  • Clinical Rotations: 40 weeks
  • Clinical Specialty Focus: 8 weeks
  • Vacation: 2 weeks
  • Total: 52 Weeks

Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):

  1. Graduate of Master in Science in Nursing with approved ARNP Curriculum or higher
  2. Florida Licensure as ARNP from Florida Board of Nursing
  3. Board Certification as ARNP from nationally accredited organization such as American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP)
  4. Current Certification in BLS and ACLS, Medical Errors (HIV/AIDS & Domestic Violence done on initial certification)
  5. Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  6. Good interpersonal relationships
  7. Basic Computer Knowledge in Microsoft
  8. CITI certification within three months of employment

Applications Required Documents

  • Application form (Download PDF)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College Transcripts (unofficial/official)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is goal of the Nurse Practitioner Hematology/Oncology Fellowship?
The goal of the fellowship is to provide the advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with the opportunity to immerse into the specialty of hematology/oncology through a comprehensive overview of caring for oncology patients and their families. The NP fellow will gain expertise through training with clinical expert’s in the field. Back to FAQ list

How is the fellowship offered?
The fellowship is offered as a full time one-year training to an ARNP who has been fully credentialed. The fellow is expected to participate clinical and didactic study that encompasses the entire continuum of oncology care. Back to FAQ list

Where is the fellowship offered?
The fellowship is offered at the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and its satellites centers located throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
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When is the fellowship program being offered?
The fellowship is offered on fiscal year basis, June 1 – May 31 . Back to FAQ list

How many NP fellows are accepted annually?
Currently we accept 1 nurse practitioner each fiscal year. Back to FAQ list

What nurse practitioner specialties are eligible to apply for the Fellowship?
Adult-Gerontology, Family, and Acute Care specialties are encouraged to apply.

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What is the selection criteria?
Minimum requirements include the following:

  • One year or less as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Minimum of one-year bedside nursing experience
  • Hematology oncology experience at beside or during advanced practice clinical rotations preferred.
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When are interviews being conducted?
Typically, candidates are interviewed via phone followed by selection made by panel interview. Back to FAQ list

Is a permanent nurse practitioner position guaranteed after the completion of the one-year oncology fellowship?
The duration of employment is for one year upon acceptance of the fellowship program. Once the fellowship is completed there is no guarantee for permanent employment within the university. Back to FAQ list

What should I expect during the interview process?
Phone interviews are conducted on an ongoing basis as applications are reviewed, then panel interviews will be conducted with selected applicants.

Candidates selected for a panel interview will meet with nursing administrators, ARNP’s, faculty and staff. A tour of facility will be provided. Business attire is highly recommended. Back to FAQ list

What stipend or benefits are offered while in the NP fellowship program?
The fellow will be a full time employee at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with a competitive salary based on previous experience. An excellent benefits package is offered to include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • There is no financial assistance provided for relocation or housing expenses.
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What are the requirements for successful completion of the Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program?

  • Participates in 360 peer review process.
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) certification prior to completion of fellowship.
  • The ARNP fellow is expected to complete all competencies and training specified for all nurse practitioners working at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.
  • Successful completion of ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course.
  • Attendance to one national conference.
  • Presentation of clinical case studies at completion of each clinical specialty rotation and at specialty tumor board.
  • Attendance during weekly educational grand rounds.
  • Attendance during disease specific team meetings.
  • Attendance during educational sessions provided by department of nursing.
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What living arrangements are offered for nurse practitioner fellows?
Miami offers many options for housing that include apartments either on or off campus with use of discount public transportation to the medical campus. Parking on the medical campus is available at an additional cost. Back to FAQ list

What is the nurse practitioner fellow’s work schedule?
Typical schedule for the nurse practitioner fellow is:

  • Monday-Friday
  • No weekends, with the exception of requests made by Sylvester Administration
  • No on-call.
  • Nine paid holidays.
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