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Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

William Linsky, FNP, MS, DNP
William Linsky, FNP, MS, DNP
Fellowship Director

Program Description

The SUNY Upstate Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program is a highly intensive, 12 month clinical and didactic training program designed to train family nurse practitioners in the delivery of high quality, evidence based emergency care to patients across the lifespan. This fellowship builds upon the educational preparation accomplished through the graduate academic family nurse practitioner curriculum in congruence with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners delineated scope and standards. Fellows will acquire an enhanced clinical acumen to promote a successful transition to advanced emergency nursing practice among a team of internationally recognized emergency care providers in collaboration with other specialties. Upon completion, fellows will be eligible to sit for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) ENP certification examination (ENP-C).

Program Overview

  • 12 months full-time, paid fellowship
  • 5 hours of weekly didactic lectures
  • ACLS & PALS Courses
  • ATLS, AHLS and ACLS & PALS Instructor Courses Provided
  • High Fidelity Simulation Lab Training Opportunities
  • Research and Publication Opportunities
  • Bedside Ultrasound Training
  • Eligibility to sit for AAENP Certification Exam

Program Curriculum Structure


The fellows will participate in weekly Wednesday morning lectures with emergency medicine resident physicians. Other didactic learning opportunities will be provided through institutional and national conferences, lectures, journal clubs, case presentations, and high-fidelity simulation labs.


Clinical rotations are located at the Upstate Downtown Campus and the Upstate Community Campus Emergency Departments. These rotations provide clinical training in the care of patients requiring specialty consult services (including but not limited to: MICU, SICU, stroke, burns, orthopedics, ophthalmology, anesthesia, neurology, toxicology / poison control, hyperbarics, emergency bedside ultrasound, addiction medicine, and psychiatry)


To be eligible to apply for the fellowship, candidates must have an anticipated graduation date from an accredited nurse practitioner program and completion of national FNP board certification prior to the anticipated start date.

Candidates with ICU, ED or EMS experience preferred, but not required.

Application (Note: We are not accepting applications at this time.)

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • Academic transcript with proof of program completion
  • Copy of national board certification or letter of eligibility to sit for the exam
  • Copy of RN licensure
  • Personal statement (1 page stating professional goals and reason for pursuing fellowship)
  • Three professional letters of recommendation

Applications will be accepted in June with a start date of January.

Please submit application documents and application fee made payable to Upstate Emergency Medicine to: Courtney Hines, Coordinator

or by USPS mail to:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program
Attn: Courtney Hines
550 East Genesee St., Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13202

Frequently Asked Questions...

Does the fellowship offer benefits like health insurance and paid time off?

Yes.  Fellows are eligible for both health and dental insurance, vacation and sick time.  Malpractice insurance, assigned textbooks, white coats, DEA reimbursement, ENP prep course and exam fees are also provided.


What is a fellow's schedule like?

Fellows work 40-45 hours per week and follow a mentor's schedule for the first 3 months.  This allows fellows to acclimate to the clinical environment and present cases to a mentoring Nurse Practitioner.  After 3 months, the fellow will be in a rotational schedule of days, nights and weekends.


What is the benefit of attending an ENP fellowship?

ENP fellowships are an extremely rewarding opportunity to acclimate into a new clinical setting or specialty under the supportive guidance of experienced clinical faculty.  This program guides fellows through a successful role transition to evidence-based advanced emergency nursing practice.