Advanced Practice Psychiatric Provider Fellowship Program

The mission of the University of Washington Advanced Practice Psychiatric Provider (APPP) Fellowship Program is to improve the health of Washingtonians by preparing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners to deliver high–quality behavioral health care.

Fellows learn from renowned faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UW School of Nursing, gaining state-of-the-art training and clinical practice experience at the new Center for Behavioral Health and Learning located on the UW Medical Center-Northwest campus.


The Fellowship has been carefully constructed from the ground up to provide preceptor-supported and individually tailored assistance in the transition to independent practice. Fellows benefit from three main components of the program:

  • Continuing Education and Life-Long Learning: Fellows gain insight into the most evidence-based practices and cutting-edge research through the weekly didactics provided by world-renowned faculty and affiliates of the University of Washington Medical Center and the schools of Medicine and Nursing.
  • Quality Improvement and Leadership: With the direct support of QI experts, fellows develop and implement a quality improvement project that helps improve the healthcare landscape for patients and communities. Fellows also gain valuable skills in quality improvement methods and tools, as well as leadership and teamwork (particularly in interdisciplinary teams).
  • Clinical Psychiatric Care: APPP Fellows provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with various mental health conditions in various settings. Preceptors come from various disciplines including psychologists, advanced nurse practitioners and medical doctors. Each Fellow receives advanced training and certification in three types of psychotherapy (Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia). In addition, each APPP Fellow practices in multiple specialty settings. Some possibilities from previous cohorts include integrative care psychiatry, inpatient consult liaison, geriatric psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, psycho-oncology and general outpatient psychiatric care for adults with various mental health conditions.

Fill out the online application form in its entirety.

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