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Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

William Linsky, FNP, MS, DNP
William Linsky, FNP, MS, DNP
Fellowship Director
Valerie Reap, MSN, FNP-C, ENP-C
Valerie Reap, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C
Fellowship Director

Program Description

The SUNY Upstate Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program is a highly intensive, 18 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

  • 18 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 and Training
  • Research and Publication Opportunities
  • Bedside Ultrasound Training
  • Eligibility to sit for AAENP Certification Exam


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 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.

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
  • Application fee of $40

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

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. Clinical rotations consist of MICU, SICU, stroke, burns, orthopedics, opthalmology, anesthesia, toxicology/ poison control, hyperbarics / wound care, emergency bedside ultrasound, addiction medicine, adult, pediatric and geriatric emergency medicine rotations. ACLS, PALS and ATLS also provided.


Please submit CV, personal statement, letters of recommendation and application fee made payable to Upstate Emergency Medicine to: vogtlel@upstate.edu

or by USPS mail to:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Emergency Medicine
Attn: Lisa Vogtle
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program
EM-STAT Center
550 East Genesee St., Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13202