The Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYPH-WCMC) launched its post-graduate residency program for nurse practitioners in 2015. The Nurse Practitioner Residency in Emergency Medicine offers an extraordinary opportunity for nurse practitioners to acquire additional proficiency in the care of patients with acute, emergent, or critical illness.
NYPH-WCMC is an internationally-recognized, tertiary-care teaching hospital and medical center, providing advanced clinical care and research in all the major medical and surgical specialties. It is a designated Level I Trauma Center; as well as a receiving center for stroke, burn, and cardiac patients. Its Emergency Department (ED) sees over 90,000 patients annually and also sponsors established residencies in emergency medicine for physicians as well as physician assistants.
The Nurse Practitioner Residency in Emergency Medicine encompasses approximately 3,000 clinical hours of patient contact over 15 months, starting each year in November. Clinical rotations take place in both the adult and pediatric sections of the ED; as well as in medical and surgical specialties. A listing of the current rotations is attached. The rotation schedule is designed to provide the nurse practitioner a solid foundation in the clinical skills, knowledge, and procedures relevant to emergency medicine.
During rotations in the ED, the NP resident evaluates and treats patients under the direct supervision of attending physicians as well as veteran nurse practitioners. This close relationship provides an outstanding forum for the NP resident to learn from the impressive diversity and complexity of medical conditions presenting to the ED. NP residents work alongside physician residents and physician assistant residents in the Emergency Department in a collegiate environment. During rotations away from the ED, NP residents work under the supervision of both physicians and advanced practice providers.
The faculty in Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center are renowned for their accomplishments in teaching, research, and publication. Areas in which faculty currently have special interest and expertise include global emergency medicine, toxicology, geriatric emergency medicine, wilderness and environmental medicine, emergency department administration, clinical and basic science research, and medical education and simulation. The nurse practitioner is invited to explore such areas through elective time or personal interest.