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Pediatric Critical Care

The Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) offers a Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner (PCCNP) Fellowship Program with clinical training at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) and the option of pursuing initial coursework for a DNP or PhD through Marquette University College of Nursing.

This 12-month program

Will allow those with limited prior exposure to the PICU but interested in pursuing a career as a PCCNP the following:

  • Intense and focused training in care of the pediatric critical care patient under the supervision of PCCNPs employed by MCW
  • Focused training on issues specific to caring for the critically ill child
  • Opportunity to identify subspecialty areas of interest within pediatric critical care and to pursue additional training in these areas

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years RN experience in a pediatric setting
  • Recent graduate of accredited acute care or critical care pediatric nurse practitioner program
  • Ability to obtain PNCB acute care PNP certification within 6 months of entering PCCPNP fellowship program
  • Current RN license through state of Wisconsin
  • Eligibility for credentialing through CHW medical/dental staff
  • Eligibility for credentialing through MCW credentialing department
  • Current PALS certification
  • 12 month commitment


  • Comprehensive clinical training in all areas of pediatric critical care (medical, surgical, cardiac)
  • Monthly simulation lab training
  • Weekly didactic lecture series (by Critical Care Physicians, Fellows, and guest speakers)
  • Other Specific Clinical Rotations Options:
    • Anesthesia
    • EDTC
    • Pulmonary
    • Cardiology
    • General Surgery/Trauma
    • Elective: requires approval of PCCNP fellowship director
  • Stipend and standard MCW benefits for PNP
  • Eligibility for partial tuition reimbursement for DNP Coursework


  • Designed to optimize educational experience including
    • Monday-Friday clinical with some weekend/night coverage as deemed appropriate for educational experience
    • Protected time for weekly didactic educational sessions at MCW and CHW
    • Protected time to pursue coursework for DNP or PhD at Marquette University if individual chooses to pursue DNP/PhD option while in fellowship program

Contact Us

Bonnie Stojadinovic, DNP

Dr. Theresa Mikhailov
(414) 266-3360