APP Transition to Practice Fellowship

What is the APP Transition to Practice Fellowship?  

The Lurie Children’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Transition to Practice Fellowship is a one year post graduate program designed to provide support to new hire APPs. This innovative program is inclusive of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to aid in building confidence and confidence in pediatric care.  


The mission of the Lurie Children's APP transition to practice fellowship is to provide a structure and strategies to facilitate the transition from the academic to clinical setting for newly hired APPs. This program is grounded in organizational orientation, clinical practice, mentorship, and the promotion of professional development and wellness.


Development of a well prepared, supported APP workforce with improved clinical competency, confidence and promotion of independent collaborative practice.

Four Components of the APP Transition to Practice Fellowship

  1. Clinical Excellence – Core APP and division specific preceptor guided competencies have been developed and will but utilized to guide the clinical progress within each subspecialty and strengthen critical thinking.
  2. Mentorship - Fellows will be assigned a mentor outside of their hired division. Mentors and new hires will meet monthly for a minimum of 6 months to provide peer support and guidance during this timeframe.
  3. Didactic - Quarterly didactic sessions have been developed to provide new hires with organizational knowledge, professional development, communication skills, wellness strategies and resources.
  4. Transition Sessions – Facilitator led transition sessions offer the new hire APPs the opportunity to have open and honest discussions with peers in a safe and confidential environment.


We offer a rolling enrollment with the fellowship starting based on openings within each pediatric subspecialty.

Internal candidates: Log onto Workday App via a Lurie Children's computer or device and search jobs. Internal candidates MUST complete the application through the Workday App.

External Applicants: To search current job openings, please visit our jobs website. Complete application through Workday 

Fellowship will not be included in the title of the job posting but information about fellowship will be included in the body of the job description.

The program is designed to encompass the first 12 months of employment as an APP. Our goal is to retain 100% of the new hire APPs that complete the fellowship.

No, all new hire APPs are welcome to partake in the fellowship.

No. Our new hire APPs in the fellowship are paid employees with full salary and benefits based on FTE.