The Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program (ENFP) is designed to support experienced nurses during their transition to the role of an acute care nurse at University of Iowa Health Care.
Experienced nurses newly employed in adult and pediatric inpatient units, the Emergency Department, Perioperative Services, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center are automatically enrolled in the program.
This program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.
Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program Goals
This program is designed to:
- Support experienced nurses transitioning into their roles in a new clinical setting
- Foster clinical nursing leadership at the point of care
- Promote clinical decision-making and improve patient outcomes through integration of research, evidence-based practice (EBP), and quality improvement initiatives
- Explore opportunities for professional development
Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program Content
ENFP consists of three sessions provided over a six-month period and focuses on:
- Promoting a healthy work environment and working with an interprofessional team
- Implementing and maintaining nursing quality improvement and EBP guidance
- Providing patient- and family-centered care, including attention to ethical decision-making, patient/family education, and professional development opportunities
Free continuing education contact hours are available to be used toward re-licensure in the state of Iowa upon completion of the ENFP program. The number of credits awarded varies based on the current program length.