Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program

The Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program is designed to assist experienced nurses during their transition to the role of an acute care nurse at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Experienced nurses new to UI Hospitals & Clinics employed in adult and child inpatient units, the Emergency Department, Perioperative Services and the Ambulatory Surgery Center are automatically enrolled into the program.

Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission accreditation logo

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

Program Goals

The fellowship aims to:

  • Support the role transition of the experienced nurse to 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, and quality improvement initiatives
  • Explore opportunities for nursing professional development

Program Content

The fellowship is comprised of three sessions provided over a six-month period. Content includes the following:

  • Promoting a healthy work environment and working with the interprofessional team
  • Nursing quality improvement and evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • Patient and family-centered care, including attention to ethical decision-making, patient/family education, and professional development opportunities for nurses at UI Hospitals & Clinics


For more information on the Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program:

Phone: 1-319-356-2285
Email: nursinghr@uiowa.edu