Welcome to the first Family Practice & Community Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in New York State!


The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program runs from September to September every year. The program will be accepting five Family Nurse Practitioners and two Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners for 2024 – 2025.

We have two means of entry into the Fellowship: early decision admission and rolling admission. Early decision applicants are typically looking to secure a spot in the Fellowship earlier than the rolling admission pool. If you decide to apply through the early decision process, your application will be due at an earlier date and you will be informed of our decision at an earlier date. If there are remaining spots after the early decision deadline, applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling admission basis until the cohort is full.

  • October 1, 2023 – Application opens!
  • January 1, 2024 – Early decision applications are due.
  • January 2, 2024 –Rolling admission begins.
  • January 15, 2024 – Early decision applicants are informed if they are selected to proceed with an interview.
  • February 15, 2024– Early decision applicants are informed if accepted. You will be given one week to accept or decline the offer.
  • February 16, 2024 – Rolling admission applications will be reviewed and interviews will be granted pending availability of spots.
  • June – August 2024 – Newly appointed NP Fellows will begin credentialing and prepare for onboarding.
  • September 2024– Fellowship begins!

Family NP and Psych NP Fellows and Scholars will have graduated before the start of the fellowship and must have a Masters in Nursing or be a Doctoral candidate from an accredited institution. Other eligibility requirements are listed below.

Family NP and Psych NP Fellows must:
• have a New York State license prior to start of fellowship
• apply for DEA at time of acceptance into the program
• be Board Certified by the start of the program

Scholars must:
• hold a clinical appointment at another institution
• meet onboarding requirements from their respective employer which may include state licensure and DEA certification

The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program has three applications:

  1. Family NP Fellow. Applying as an Family NP Fellow or a Psych NP Fellow means you will be employed by our company, Community Healthcare Network. You will work in a hybrid setting (remote and in-person) and see patients, observe at specialty rotations all throughout New York City and participate in didactics.
  2. Psych NP Fellow. Applying as a Psych NP Fellow means you will be employed by our company, Community Healthcare Network. You will work in a hybrid setting (remote and in-person) and see patients, observe at specialty rotations all throughout New York City and participate in didactics.
  3. Scholar. Applying as a Scholar means that you are are an externally employed Psychiatric NP who will remotely participate in our didactics and case presentations.

Click on the yellow “Apply Now” button below to access the application. You can also email [email protected] for any questions!

*Are you an applicant who has (and whose spouse, if any, has) characteristics that indicate a higher likelihood of continuing to practice in a HPSA after the service obligation is completed, and who comes from a disadvantaged background? You must submit certification on the NHSC-approved form from your school that you: (i) were identified as having a “disadvantaged background” based on environmental and/or economic factors, or (ii) received a federal Exceptional Financial Need Scholarship.

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Please choose three of the five questions below to respond to. Answer in no more than 2 pages total, single spaced and in 12 point font.

1. Describe how your personal life experiences or educational experiences will contribute to CHN’s mission of providing access to quality, culturally competent and comprehensive community based healthcare.

2. Part of the goal of the CHN NP Fellowship is to address the healthcare disparities that face NYC. How do you foresee yourself helping to address the healthcare challenges that affect communities in NYC?

3. Why do you think you will be an asset to Community Healthcare Network’s NP Fellowship?

4. While providing healthcare as a Nurse Practitioner is often a rewarding career, it is also a profession that entails addressing constant challenges. What do you see as the most significant issues the NP profession will face in the next 20 years, and what are some potential solutions for these problems?

5. Briefly describe your short-term and long-term professional goals. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Attach your essay in the below checklist.

Check all boxes that apply to you and attach its accompanying file(s). Submit materials in Word Document and/or PDF format

Dated, signed and addressed Dr. Taisha Benjamin (can be included here or sent separately to [email protected])”

1 letter should be from a nursing education program, 1 letter from employment and 1 of your choosing.

If more than 5 years post-graduation, 1 letter can be from your current supervisor (in lieu of education program), and 1 from your general employment.


Can be submitted by check, payable to Community Healthcare Network by mailing it to Yuliana Perez at 60 Madison Ave, 5th Floor NY, NY 10010


Can be submitted by PayPal to: [email protected] (put NP Fellowship in the notes)

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